Chapter 5101:2-15 Child Care Program Administration

5101:2-15-01 Service delivery areas and funding formula for the provision of child care resource and referral services.

(A) One agency in a service delivery area shall be selected and designated through a grant agreement with the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) as the child care resource and referral service organization. Selection shall be made through a request for grant applications.

(B) A funding formula shall be used to assure that the available funds are equitably distributed among the service delivery areas administered by the child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with ODJFS. The funding formula is based on the following:

(1) Base funding component to staff and operate one office location in each service delivery area at minimum level.

(2) The service potential component is based on the number of ODJFS licensed programs and the number of certified family child care home providers in the service delivery area.

(C) Grant agreements may also include funding for special initiatives or projects that are not subject to the funding formula.

Effective: 08/04/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/16/2013 and 08/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.07
Rule Amplifies: 5104.07
Prior Effective Dates: 3/2/92, (Emer.), 7/30/92, 9/1/95, 1/1/99, 5/1/02, 7/1/03, 7/1/09

5101:2-15-02 Child care resource and referral service organization qualifications, services, and technical assistance.

(A) "Early care and education" means non-parental, supervised care from infancy through early adolescence, in all types of early care and education settings. Programs include environments in which children and youth spend time supervised by one or more adults other than a parent or permanent guardian. Early care and education programs include, but are not limited to: in-home care, type B homes, type A homes, centers and preschools including head start, and school based programs.

(B) Child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) shall:

(1) Support providers of early care and education in increasing the supply and quality of early care and education services.

(2) Assist families in accessing early care and education services that meet both the developmental needs of children and the employment-related needs of families.

(3) Support community involvement in improving the early care and education system.

(4) Provide ODJFS policy makers and community partners with reports and statistics on early care and education.

(C) Child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with ODJFS shall have the following qualifications:

(1) Be a community based non-profit organization that currently does not provide direct child care services.

(2) Be a community based non-profit organization that has delivered early care and education services in the last three years.

(3) Be either best practice certified or best practice certified within twelve months from the initial grant agreement start date.

(4) Be an organization that has as part of its mission the provision of services to all socio-economic groups.

(5) Be accessible and responsive to all families and early care and education programs in all counties of its service delivery area.

(6) Be competent in providing culturally appropriate services to the linguistic and ethnic groups in their communities.

(7) Employ staff with education, expertise or experience as required by ODJFS.

(8) Be capable of meeting the specific requirements as defined in the grant agreement.

(D) Child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with ODJFS shall provide ODJFS with requests for payment, fiscal reports which include project budget summaries, budget revisions, and activity reports that identify services rendered by the child care resource and referral service organizations.

(E) Pending the availability of funds, ODJFS shall establish a grant agreement with an existing statewide non-profit organization to:

(1) Develop and coordinate uniform data collection procedures between ODJFS and the child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with ODJFS.

(2) Provide technical assistance related to services specified in the ODJFS grant agreement to child care resource and referral service organizations under grant agreement with ODJFS and to local communities around the state.

Effective: 08/04/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/16/2013 and 08/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.07
Rule Amplifies: 5104.07
Prior Effective Dates: 3/2/92, (Emer.), 7/30/92, 9/1/95, 1/1/99, 5/1/02, 7/1/03, 7/1/09

5101:2-15-10 Child care advisory council.

(A) The purpose of the child care advisory council (the council) is to assist and advise the department in the administration and development of child care according to division (A) of section 5104.08 of the Revised Code.

(B) The council shall be comprised of seven non-voting members and twenty-two voting members appointed by the director of job and family services with the approval of the governor and shall include:

(1) The director of job and family services, the director of developmental disabilities, the director of mental health, the superintendent of public instruction, the director of health, the director of commerce, and state fire marshal who shall serve as nonvoting members. Each nonvoting member may appoint a designee.

(2) Six members representing child care centers subject to licensing, including nonprofit and proprietary. These centers shall represent different geographical areas of the state.

(3) Three members who are representatives of in-home aides, type A homes, certified type B homes, type B homes, or head start programs.

(4) A minimum of three members who are parents, guardians, or custodians of children receiving child care or publicly funded child care in the child's own home, a center, a type A home, a head start program, a certified type B home, or a type B home at the time of appointment.

(5) A minimum of six members who represent county departments of job and family services.

(6) The remaining members who are representatives of the teaching, child development, and health professions and other individuals interested in the welfare of children. At least six members of the council shall not be employees or licensees of child care centers, head start programs, or type A homes, or providers operating certified type B homes, type B homes or in-home aides.

(C) Appointed members shall serve a three-year term. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms. A member of the council is subject to removal by the director of job and family services for a willful and flagrant exercise of authority or power that is not authorized by law. This includes refusal or willful neglect to perform any official duty as a member of the council or for being guilty of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, or gross neglect of duty as a member of the council.

(D) Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall receive reimbursement for necessary expenses.

(E) The council shall have two co-chairpersons. One co-chairperson shall be the director of the department of job and family services or the director's designee, and one co-chairperson shall be elected by the voting members of the council.

(F) The council shall meet at least once in each quarter of each calendar year and at the call of the co-chairpersons. The co-chairpersons or their designee shall send to each member a written notice of the date, time, and place of each meeting.

(G) The council shall advise the director on matters affecting the licensing of child care centers and type A homes and the certification of type B child care homes and in-home aides.

(H) The council may establish guidelines and procedures necessary for the effective operation of council business.

(I) The council shall make an annual report to the director of the department of job and family services that addresses the availability, affordability, accessibility, and quality of action that the council has proposed to the director during the preceding fiscal year. The director shall provide copies of the report to the governor, speaker, and minority leader of the house of representatives, and the president and minority leader of the senate and, on request, shall make copies available to the public.

Effective: 08/04/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/16/2013 and 08/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.08
Rule Amplifies: 5104.08
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/06