Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. It has information for both parents and child care providers. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.
You can also print the forms you need to apply for the program, go to the Forms page.
Click here for Provider Requirements
We are updating the Care 4 Kids computer system. The updating began in mid-November and will continue through January 2019. Due to the necessary updating, we are experiencing processing delays for new Care 4 Kids applications and for redeterminations. We have added staff and additional hours to handle the processing delays. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working very hard to process all cases and avoid further delays. We appreciate your understanding!
Click here to access an image of the updated Provider Portal Homepage Navigation Guide.
Due to the update to the Care 4 Kids computer system, monthly invoices will now be available on the first of each month. Our new process now includes daily payment runs (previously twice a week). All invoices will be transitioned and processed out of the updated computer system by January 2019.
We are updating the Care 4 Kids computer system starting November 2018 and continuing through January 2019. The updates will include a new look for program notices and forms, certificates, invoices and payment summaries (remittance notices). Starting in November, you will receive notices, invoices and payments from both the old and the new systems. Click here for more information.
Effective January 1, 2019, the fee for processing background checks will increase. For more information click on the attachment below. Notice of Fee Change for Background Checks 2019
All Care 4 Kids providers are required to complete mandatory provider orientation and annual training as required by federal law. The Office of Early Childhood had extended the completion date of these requirements to September 30, 2018. Once providers have completed the initial provider orientation, they will be required to complete annual ongoing professional development to remain eligible. Click here for the Provider Requirements
Provider Orientation and Training
Provider Orientations are mandatory training for all home based Care 4 Kids providers. There are also a variety of trainings offered through the Office of Early Childhood Quality Improvement System.Register
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