Tools for Child Care Providers
Start Your Own Home Child Care
Opening your home to children who need the nurturing environment and support of a trained child care professional is one of the most selfless acts you can do. The California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a free training and support program for individuals who are:
- Starting their first family child care home
- Adding infants and toddlers to their existing child care program
- Willing to improve the quality of their program
- Increasing their FCC license capacity, or
- Expanding to offer non-traditional hours of care.
How to Become a Licensed Home Child Care Provider
To become a licensed child care provider, you must complete the following:
- Attend a Community Care Licensing (CCL) orientation.
- Attend basic health and safety training.
- Obtain a criminal background check clearance.
- Submit a licensing application to CCL.
- Pass a CCL home inspection.
Participants who complete program requirements may be eligible to receive an incentive package that includes educational toys and child care and development publications. Incentives are dependent upon availability of funding. Start a child care business in your home. Call 1-800-481-2151 or e-mail [email protected] to learn more!
Respite Care Provider
We hire experienced and knowledgeable staff to provide care respite children in or out of the family home. Respite care providers must be an adult who does not live in the household or provide ongoing care for the client. We also contract with licensed child care facilities to include respite children in their child care programs. The respite provider can be a licensed facility, or a family member can choose someone to provide respite.
Families can utilize either In-Home respite care or Out-of-Home care depending upon the needs of the family.
In-Home Respite Staff
The In-Home Respite Provider is responsible for providing occasional, part-time, one-on-one respite care for individuals with developmental disabilities in the family home.
Out-Of-Home Respite Providers:
The Out-of-Home Respite Provider is responsible for providing occasional, part-time, respite care for individuals with developmental disabilities in a licensed child care center or licensed child care family home.
To apply to be a Respite Provider, contact [email protected].
The Respite Unit offers ongoing support, training, and resources to families, providers, and the community on developmental disabilities.
Advantages of the Respite Unit include:
- Review each respite appointment worked with the name of your respite provider
- Know the exact clock-in and clock-out times of appointments
- Be updated on the remaining balance of hours for the period
- Send messages to the Respite Unit, including your approval of the respite
- Schedule or request respite appointments online
Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care Provider
Help navy families provide the love, care and support to their children with special needs. The navy EFMP Care program gives navy parents or guardians a short-term break from the continued care a child with disabilities or special needs may require. Military families can utilize either In-Home respite care or Out-of-Home care depending upon the needs of the family.
In-Home Respite Care Providers
- Care for Military children who are eligible for respite with NACCRRA
- Work flexible schedules, evenings and weekends available
- Starting hourly rate is $18. Eligible providers can earn up to $45 an hour.
Out-of-Home Respite Care Provider
- Provide a warm, nurturing, and safe environment for children with disabilities
- Must be state licensed
- Provide care on a part-time or drop-in basis
- Evening and weekend work available
- Have training opportunities on topics relating to special needs
- Enhance their child-care program
- Out-of-Home providers must pass Pre-Assessment
EFMP Respite Provider Qualifications
- Experience working with children, or experience in the Special Needs field or other Health fields
- Possess or willing to obtain current Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid
- Must clear a background screening
- Reliable transportation and direct access by telephone and e-mail
- Willing to complete Child Abuse Awareness Training prior to providing care
Forms for Military Respite Care Providers
- Interest Packet
- Training Calendar
- Respite Tracking Log
- Emergency Contact Procedures
- Ouch Report
- Daily Report
- Medication Administration Log
- Attendance Sheet
- Payment Submission Process
Every 90 days, all family child care home and center providers in San Diego County are asked to update their child care program data. Help us provide accurate and quality referrals to parents seeking child care by updating your information.