Parents receiving a voucher for child care services may choose care provided by a relative, or care provided in the child’s home by a friend. This type of care does not meet licensing requirements.
In-home / relative caregivers must attend an orientation provided by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency and they must complete a Health & Safety Checklist prior to providing the child care services and being reimbursed for care.
In order to qualify to become an ICC Provider, the caregiver and parent must meet with the CCR&R Parent Specialist. Relatives include siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. They must submit evidence of their relationship to the child and proof of their age. The evidence may include birth certificates, baptismal certificates, and marriage certificates.
Unrelated caregivers must provide care in the child’s home, and may not be residents of the child’s household. They must be at least 18 years old and pass a CORI check.