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2019-2021 Child Care Development Fund State Plan

The Office of Early Learning is the lead agency responsible for developing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan. The School Readiness Program is funded primarily by CCDF. Each state must submit detailed information regarding how the state will ensure the affordability, availability and quality of child care. The CCDF State Plan for 2019-2021 was due July 1, 2018. The 2019-2021 CCDF State Plan is effective October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

2019-2021 CCDF Public Hearing

A public hearing was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, to gather input and feedback on the proposed draft 2019-2021 CCDF Plan.

CCDF Reauthorization Background

On Nov. 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. This reauthorizes the child care program for the first time since 1996 and represents a historic re-envisioning of the CCDF program. The new law makes significant advancements by defining health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlining family-friendly eligibility policies, and ensuring parents and the general public have transparent information about the child care choices available to them. For more information and resources visit the Office of Child Care’s CCDF Reauthorization page.

2019-2021 CCDF State Plan

2016-2018 CCDF State Plan

2014-2015 CCDF State Plan

Issued Program Guidance

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Early Learning by phone at 850-717-8500 or email oel.questions@oel.myflorida.com.

100-199 Office of Early Learning

100 General Provisions

101.02 Records Confidentiality

102 Early Learning Advisory Council

200-299 Early Learning Coalitions

200 General Provisions

202 Reports and Plans

202.80 Early Learning Coalitions Annual Report

202.80(A) Annual Report Template

202.80(B) Disenrollment Description Table

206 Coalition Governance

210 Contractors

220 Program Quality and Standards

240 Finance and Budget

240.01 Cash Management Procedures

240.01(A) School Readiness Deposit Form

240.01(B) Voluntary Prekindergarten Deposit Form

240.01(C) Interest Income Sample Calculation

240.02 Tangible Personal Property

240.02(A) Surplus Property Form

240.02(B) Surplus Property Affidavit

240.03 Collection of Delinquent Accounts

240.04 School Readiness Funds Management

240.05 Prior Approval

240.05(III) Prior Approval Reference Guide

240.05(IV) How to Submit a Prior Approval Request

240.06 Reimbursement Request Requirements

240.06(A) Reimbursement Requests

240.06(B) Outreach, Awareness, and Monitoring Initiative (OAMI) Reimbursement Requests

240.07 Enrollment and Quality Expenditures for Early Learning Programs

240.09 Reobligation of Returned Restitution

240.10 Travel 

240.10(I) Clarifying Instructions

240.10(II) Travel Questions and Answers

240.20 Tracking Costs for Disasters

250 Accountability

250.01 Other Cost Accumulators (OCA)

250.01(I) OCA Working Definitions

250.01(II) OCA Short and Long Titles

300-399 Application and Data Services

300 General Provisions

320 Data Quality

340 Data Dictionary

400-499 School Readiness Programs

400 General Provisions

400.01 Federal Poverty Guidelines

400.01(A) Plan Amendment Justification of Co-Payments Above 10 Percent of Gross Family Income

400.01(B) 2019 Sliding Fee Schedule Memo

400.01(C) 2019 Sliding Fee Schedule Model

404 Child Eligibility

404.01 School Readiness Program Transfers

408 Provider Eligibility

410 Enrollment and Attendance

420 Program Quality and Standards

420.01 Early Learning Performance Funding Project (ELPFP)

420.01(I) Provder Application Guide

420.01(II) Provider Selection and Budget Guide

420.01(III) Contract Guide

420.01(IV) Notifications Dates Table

430 Monitoring and Performance Evaluations

440 Finance and Budget

440.10 Match Reporting Guidance

440.10(I) Instructions for Local Match Reporting

440.10(II) In-Kind Match Requests

440.10(III) Match Reporting In-Kind Flow Chart

440.10(IV) ELC Match Raising, Fundraising and Grant Writing

440.10(D) Sample Valuation of In-Kind Approval Forms

(D-1g) Donation of Goods, Equipment or Furniture

(D-1r) Use of Office Furniture or Equipment

(D-1s) Use of Building and/or Office Space

(D-1v) Volunteer Service

440.10(E) In-Kind Flow Chart

440.10(F) In-Kind Benefit Form

440.10(G) In-Kind Approval Letter

440.10(H) Six Percent Working Poor Benefit Form

440.10(I) Match Documentation and Certification Requirement

440.50 VPK Wrap Rates

440.60 Reporting Expenditures on Teenage Parent Programs (TAPP) for Federal Matching-Fund Requirements

440.60(A) Instructions for Completing TAPP Supplemental Information Form

440.60(B) TAPP Supplemental Information Form

440.60(C) TAPP Provider Profile Information Certificate

500-599 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

500 General Provisions

504 Child Eligibility

508 Provider Eligibility

508.06 Requirements for VPK Director Credential

508.20 Supplemental Service Fees

508.21 Fees and Charges

508.22 Discrimination

510 Enrollment and Attendance

510.50 School District Minimum Funding

520 Program Quality and Standards

520.03 VPK Instructional Hours

530 Compliance Verification

540 Finance and Budget

600-699 Child Care Resource and Referral

600 General Program Requirements

600.01 CCR&R Program Requirements

700-799 Other Early Learning Programs

710 Child Care Executive Partnership

720 Resource and Referral

730 Even Start

740 HIPPY

750 Redlands Christian Migrant Association

760 TEACH

770 Teenage Parent Program

800-899 (RESERVED)

900-999 (RESERVED)

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