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Child Care Reporting--Part-Time


Child Receives Part-Time Care

Description

The answer to Child Receives Part-Time Care indicates whether the child receives less than 4 hours (no more than three hours and 59 minutes) of care each day during the report period.

Where to Find It

The information for the amount of care certified for the child each day should in the family file.

Instructions: In the family file, review the daily amount of care the child received or was certified to receive. If that daily care was less than four (4) hours each day, this is a part-time child and you would answer "Yes" to this question. If the daily care fluctuated because the child's schedule varies on different days of the week, or the child had more than one care provider during the day or in the month, determine for each day the total hours of care provided to that child. Then count the part-time days and the more than part-time days. If the number of part-time days is the larger number, then the answer to this question is "Yes." If the number of part-time days is less, then the answer to this question is "No."

Rules and Guidelines

There are only two choices:

Yes - this child received less than four (4) hours (no more than three (3) hours and 59 minutes) of care each day for more than half of the days in the month where care was provided.
No - this child received four (4) hours or more of care each day for more than half of the days in the month where care was provided.

Error Messages and Solutions

"Child Receives Part-Time Care" is required. [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input]
Problem

The information for the Child Receives Part-Time Care was not provided.

Solution

Enter "Yes" (Y in transfer file) or "No" (N in transfer file) for the Child Receives Part-Time Care.

"Child Receives Part-Time Care" is invalid. [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for Child Receives Part-Time Care is not acceptable.

Solution

Confirm that you have entered valid information (Y or N) for Child Receives Part-Time Care.

FAQs About the Child Receives Part-Time Care

Question 1

This child receives varying amounts of care on different days. Some days are part-time and some days are more. Which answer should I choose?

Answer

If the child's schedule varies day to day, just count the number of days they are part-time and the number of days they are more than part time. If the number of days they are part-time is more, then you would answer "Yes" to this question because more than half of the days where services were provided are for part-time care.

Question 2

We have a CAPP contract and reimburse based on the Regional Market Rate (RMR) Ceilings. Part-time services are defined under the RMR as services less than 6 hours a day. But the CDD-801A's question, Child Receives Part-Time Care, defines part-time as receiving less than 4 hours of care a day. Do we use the RMR definition for children served through the CAPP program or the CDD-801A's definition when answering this question?

Answer

When completing the CDD-801A report, you should use the CDD-801A's definition for the Child Receives Part-Time Care question. The RMR part-time definition is to determine provider reimbursement limits for a child who receives a certain amount of care in a day, week, or month. The CDD-801A's part-time questions will be used to report services to the legislature based on it's definition, so all children, regardless of the program they receive services from, must have the same time definition applied to answer the question accurately.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | cdmis@cde.ca.gov |916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 4, 2015
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