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
1/09/2019 We have recently updated the Care 4 Kids eligibility system and are currently using both the old and the new systems until all families have been placed into the new system. This has caused an increase in the length of time for processing cases and a higher call volume to the program. The system updates have also resulted in changes to program forms and notices and a need to reissue certificates. We encourage parents and providers to refer to our FAQ’s and sample notices for more information prior to calling. We are also experiencing an extremely high volume of … Continue reading
We recently sent you a notice letting you know that we have updated the Care 4 Kids computer system. These updates include a new look for the certificates, forms etc. As a reminder, you will soon receive a copy of your reissued certificate from the new computer system!
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).
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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