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Indiana Bureau of Child Care. Funding for School Age Care through the Bureau of Child Care. Bureau of Child Care (BCC). Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Division of Family Resources

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indiana bureau of child care

Indiana Bureau of Child Care

Funding for School Age Care through the Bureau of Child Care

bureau of child care bcc
Bureau of Child Care (BCC)

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Division of Family Resources

Mission: To provide Indiana families with child care choices that ensure their children are safe, healthy and learning.

what is the child care development block grant
What is the Child Care Development Block Grant?

Federal grant designed to:

Support low-income working families through child care financial assistance (voucher subsidies)

Promote children\'s learning by improving the quality of child care programs

Provide consumer education initiatives that promote parental choice and informed decision making

bureau of child care what do we do
Bureau of Child Care- what do we do?
  • Lead agency for CCDBG
  • CCDF Family Eligibility
  • CCDF Provider Eligibility
  • Licensing/Registration
  • Quality Initiatives including SACC and PTQ
ccdf facts and figures
CCDF Facts and Figures
  • Serving approx 35,000 children each month
  • 5000 children on the waitlist
  • Approx 34% of CCDF children are school age
how does a family receive ccdf benefits
How does a family receive CCDF benefits?
  • Families must apply at local Intake office
  • Must be eligible

Meet the income guidelines and have a

Valid service need

  • Must choose a CCDF eligible provider
how does a provider become ccdf eligible
How does a provider become CCDF eligible?
  • Become licensed- licensed providers are automatically eligible
  • Legally Licensed Exempt Centers must meet Provider Eligibility Standards (PES) IC 12-17.2-3.5
child care provider eligibility
Child Care Provider Eligibility
  • Licensed providers are automatically eligible for CCDF reimbursement
  • Licensed Exempt providers must show they have meet Provider Eligibility Standards (PES) IC 12-17.2-3.5
ccdf provider eligibility standards
CCDF Provider Eligibility Standards

PES standards include:

Working telephone, hot and cold running water, criminal background checks, negative drug test and TB tests for providers, immunization records for children, supervision of children


When child care is provided in a school setting, a facility may be considered compliant with some standards if they are regulated by another State entity.

For more information about becoming a Certified Unlicensed CCDF provider, visit

how do ccdf providers get paid
How do CCDF providers get paid?

CCDF payment is based on three things:

  • Your charge for the services provided; and
  • The child’s attendance; and
  • The appropriate CCDF Reimbursement Rate

The average monthly cost of care (statewide) for School-Age child care was $283.00 in January

important definitions
Important Definitions:
  • School age CCDF children are children including those in full day kindergarten programs who need care before and after school during traditional hours
  • Payment is based on the number of hours child attends-full time is 15 or more hours per week, for part time it is 3 hours per day
  • Parents swipe their children’s attendance time using a Hoosier Works for Child Care card and an on site POS machine

Also have “school age other” definition which is care for school age children during the hours of 6 am – 6 pm or care during times that school is not in session for time periods of greater than one week

  • Full time care for these school age other children is defined as greater than 25 hours a week
  • Part time care is four hours or more a day
school age child care grant
School Age Child Care Grant
  • This grant was established by IC 12-17-12 to support school age child care programs which offers care to children between the ages of five (5) to fifteen (15) to include:
  • Before and/or after school care
  • Periods when school is not in session, excluding summer break
  • Care for children that attend kindergarten, full or half-day
  • Care for children enrolled in summer school
what are the desired outcomes of the grants
What are the desired outcomes of the grants?
  • Increase the quality, affordability, and availability of school age child care throughout the state
  • Provide school age programs that supply developmentally appropriate activities to meet the needs of each child
  • Provide an adequate number of qualified staff specifically trained in the care of school-age children
current grant cycle details
Current grant cycle details:
  • Range from $10,000 to $40,000/ year for two year periods
  • Current grant cycle ends June 2013
  • Grantees must supply a minimum 10% match
  • Funds may be used for program enrichment, equipment, staffing and staff training and development
  • Funding for the current year is $812,413
  • Currently there are 27 grantees serving 75,000 school age children
who can apply
Who can apply?
  • School Corporations
  • Tax exempt, non-profit organizations
  • Must provide care for children between the ages of 5 and 15 during before and/or after school care, breaks in the school year, wrap-around care for part time kindergarten
  • Must have been in continuous operation for the year before the date of application
what are the program requirements
What are the program requirements?
  • Meet the standards of 470 IAC 3-4.6-1 including fire safety, sanitation, staff requirements, square footage, staff to child ratios
  • Must provide a safe environment and activities that are developmentally appropriate to meet the needs of each enrolled child
  • Must offer a sliding fee scale
  • Must serve low income families (defined as below 190%), may also serve families above this threshold as well
program requirements continued
Program Requirements continued:
  • Must enroll children based on the following priority order:

1. Children who have been referred by DCS

2.Children between kindergarten and grade 3 who need care while their custodial adult works, attends school or is mentally or physically incapacitated

3. Children between grades 4-9 who need care while their custodial adult works, attends school or is physically or mentally incapacitated

4. Children in families with gross incomes below 100% of poverty

how do i apply
How do I apply?
  • Grantees for FY 2012-13 have already been selected. The Bureau of Child Care will release a public announcement when funding becomes available for FY 2013-14.
  • Participants are selected through a competitive RFP process
  • An application must be submitted timely to be considered for this funding source. Visit the Bureau of Child Care’s website ( frequently for further update. Applicant release is anticipated in early October.

For more information:

Suzanne West

[email protected]


[email protected]

Please also visit the following websites for more information: