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CCDF State Plan FY 2019-FY21

Every three years,  a State Plan must be completed for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) dollars received to support low-income families with access to child care and improving the quality of child care.

 CCDF helps to promote families’ economic self-sufficiency by making child care more affordable, and fostering healthy child development and school success by improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs.  It also 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. 

Every three years, a State Plan must be completed for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) dollars received to support low-income families with access to child care and improving the quality of child care.

CCDF helps to promote families’ economic self-sufficiency by making child care more affordable and fostering healthy child development and school success by improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs.  It also 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.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has created a plain language summary to help you understand what changes have been made and what items are still outstanding for Michigan to be in compliance with the requirements by the deadline of September 30, 2018.

Public Hearing and Comment Information

You may review a draft of the CCDF State Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-FY21, along with the previously mentioned summary document, which will be posted for your review and comments through May 25, 2018.

If you would like to make a comment on the draft CCDF State Plan, you can do so in one the following ways:

  • Join us at the Michigan AEYC Conference in the Grand Gallery A, Main Level, at DeVos Place (303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) for a public hearing from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Participate in one of two webinars that will be held to provide an overview of the CCDF State Plan and solicit comments:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6846380019396503299

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Share your feedback by participating in a survey, which will provide you an opportunity to comment on current policies and procedures.You can access the survey from March 23, 2018, to May 25, 2018, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCDFstateplan2018 

  • Submit written comments to the MDE Office of Great Start-Child Development and Care.  Comments must be submitted prior to close of business on Friday, May 25, 2018, and can be submitted in any of the following ways:

    • By mail to the:

Office of Great Start-Child Development and Care

P.O. Box 30008

Lansing, MI  48909

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact Lisa Brewer Walraven at 517-241-9492 or at brewer-walravenl@michigan.gov.  As always, your support and comments are appreciated.

2017/2018 Market Rate Survey

CCDF helps to promote families’ economic self-sufficiency by making child care more affordable and fostering healthy child development and school success by improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs.  It also 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.

Every three years, a State Plan must be completed for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) dollars received to support low-income families with access to child care and improving the quality of child care.  One requirement of receiving CCDF funding is to conduct a child care market rate survey.  States use market rate surveys to establish the maximum child care payment rates high enough to increase access to high quality, affordable child care of all types for families using subsidy.   Until 2014, states studied prices rather than costs in the market rate survey.  However, it has been found that the costs to facilities and providers for providing affordable high-quality care are often greater than the prices charged to parents.  As a result, states are now encouraged to find ways to study costs in addition to the market rates.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is responsible for administering the federal child care subsidy funds, which are disbursed through the Office of Great Start (OGS) Child Development and Care (CDC) program.  The MDE contracted with Public Policy Associates, Incorporated (PPA) to conduct the 2017 Market Rate Survey (MRS) and analysis of the cost of providing high-quality child care. 

As part of meeting new federal requirements, we are offering an opportunity to provide feedback on the main recommendations from the most recent Market Rate Survey.  Here are some ways you can comment.

Comments

You may review a draft of the 2017 Market Rate Survey which will be posted for your review and comments through June 1, 2018.

If you would like to make a comment on the Market Rate Survey, you can do so in one the following ways:

  • Share your feedback by participating in a survey, which will provide you an opportunity to comment on current policies and procedures.You can access the survey from April.l 10, 2018, to June 1, 2018, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRS2018.
  • Submit written comments to the MDE Office of Great Start-Child Development and Care.  Comments must be submitted prior to close of business on Friday, June 1, 2018, and can be submitted in any of the following ways:
    • By mail to:

Office of Great Start-Child Development and Care

P.O. Box 30008

Lansing, MI  48909

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact Lisa Brewer Walraven at 517-241-9492 or at brewer-walravenl@michigan.gov.  As always, your support and comments are appreciated.


CCDF State Plan FY16-FY18

FY16-18 CCDF State Plan August 2017

2015 Market Rate Survey

CCDF State Plan Waiver Requests

CCDF Combined Waiver Request May 2017

MI Amendment Approval Letter August 1, 2017

MI Background Check Extension Approval Letter July 11, 2017

Please see the Recent CDC Policy Changes based on CCDF Reauthorization summary document of recent changes to policies based on CCDF requirements.

CDC Program Data

FY18 1st quarter CDC Program Data Dashboard.

Partner Contacts

The Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC) Program partners with many local, state, and federal agencies to provide different types of assistance and resources to the public for child development and care. The following list of CDC Partners gives a brief overview of each partner's role within the program and information on how to contact them.

Great Start to Quality
Great Start to Quality (Michigan's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System)
www.GreatStarttoQuality.org
info@ecic4kids.org
1-877-614-7328

Great Start to Quality makes it easy for families to identify quality child care and preschool, helping them get the best for their child and the most for their money.

The easy-to-use website, www.GreatStartToQuality.org helps families find and compare early childhood programs and providers based on state quality standards for care, safety, professionalism and early learning. Click here: www.GreatStartToQuality.org to search for child care or preschool.

Great Start to Quality Resource Centers across the state offer families and providers access to free resources through lending libraries that include books and other learning materials to use with children. Great Start to Quality Resource Centers across the state support early childhood providers in their efforts to improve their programs by providing the following services and supports:

  • professional development and training,
  • quality improvement consultation and coaching,
  • free resources through lending libraries, and help with the rating process.

For more information, find your local Great Start to Quality Resource Center.

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Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC)
www.ecic4kids.org
info@ecic4kids.org
517-371- 9000

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation works to promote and implement innovative, high quality, research-based early childhood practices and policies that support a comprehensive, statewide early childhood system that will ensure every child's future success and the future success of the State of Michigan. Its work is grounded in the following values: collaboration, innovation, action, family focus, community focus, equity, engagement, professionalism, and accountability.

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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) 
www.michigan.gov/michildcare

Bureau of Community Health Systems (BCHS), Child Care Licensing Division

The Child Care Licensing Division, a part of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Community Health System (BCHS), conducts onsite inspections to determine compliance with state law and licensing rules, provides technical assistance and consultation to improve the quality of service and investigates complaints alleging violations of licensing rules or law. The Child Care Licensing Division regulates family child care homes (1 to 6 children), group child care homes (7 to 12 children) and child care centers. Call BCHS at 1-866-685-0006 to get more information on becoming licensed or visit www.michigan.gov/michildcare for more information about licensed child care.

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MI Bridges
www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/

MI Bridges is a web portal to provide Michigan's citizens with access to the benefits they need. Apply for child care assistance here as well as check the status of your benefits.

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Teacher Education And Compensation Helps® (T.E.A.C.H.)
http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/t-e-a-c-h-scholarships/
TEACH@miaeyc.org
1-866-MITEACH (1-866-648-3224)

This is a scholarship program for providers working in a licensed or registered early childhood program. This program helps cover most of the tuition and book costs, provides a travel allowance, and offers release time and a bonus for ongoing educational attainment. Providers must continue to work in the early childhood field at their child care setting or home program. Scholarships are available for associate or bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and to help cover the cost of the Child Development Associate (CDA) fees.

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Head Start State Collaboration Office
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices
517-335-8125

Head Start is the federal school readiness program supporting low-income children and their families. Head Start and Early Head Start serve children birth through Kindergarten entry in centers, child care partner locations and in their own homes. In addition to infants and toddlers, Early Head Start also serves pregnant women. Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive services, including health, early learning and family-well-being, that prepare children for success in school and beyond.  Visit this site for more information and to find the Head Start or Early Head Start program near you.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
www.michigan.gov/cacfp
MDE-CNAP-CACFP@michigan.gov
517-373-7391

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). This program may help child care centers, group and family child care homes and unlicensed providers who provide child care in their home and not the home of the child with the cost of meals and snacks given to children in their care. Visit the site listed above to find the CACFP sponsor in your area. For Healthier Child Care Environments Toolkits, please visit http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/snap_ed/childcare



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