Unlicensed Relative Providers

One-Time Orientation Requirements:

  •  Provider Orientation Program (POP) Preservice Training
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  • First Aid and CPR Certificates In-Person Training
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Annual Requirements: Maintain valid First Aid and CPR Certificates

 

Health and Safety Requirements:

  • All unlicensed home-based providers must be a close relative.  A close relative is defined as: grandparent/great grandparent, aunt/uncle, and sibling (only a sibling living outside of the child’s home).
  • All relative providers must be 20 years of age or older.
  • All new relative providers may only care for a total of three (3) children at a time.  Of those children, only two (2) children may be under the age of two.
  • All relative providers must complete and post this Emergency Plan.  (English, Spanish)
  • All current Care 4 Kids relative providers may only care for a total of three (3) children at a time.  Of those children, only two (2) children may be under the age of two.

Additional Voluntary Training Is Available!

  •  Additional online child development voluntary training is available.  If you are interested, click here for registration information.

Provider Training Requirements – Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s    Spanish Preguntas Frecuentes

 

Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Criminal Background Checks

All unlicensed Care 4 Kids providers must complete the DCF Authorization for Release of Information Form.  This form is used by DCF to complete a background check for unlicensed providers.  Submission of this form is an eligibility requirement of the Care 4 Kids program and must be returned to Care 4 Kids.  This form must be returned to Care 4 Kids at the contact information indicated on the form.  If the DCF substantiation makes a provider ineligible for Care 4 Kids payment, the provider will be required to repay benefits issued.  Click here to obtain the DCF Authorization for Release of Information form.

All Care 4 Kids unlicensed providers are subject to criminal background checks.  If the results of the criminal background check confirm a crime on the crimes list which makes a provider ineligible for Care 4 Kids payment, the provider will be required to repay benefits issued.  For a complete crime list click here List of Crimes