The California Department of Social Services has provided new policy guidance regarding the use of in-home licensed-exempt child care. CalWORKs Stage One child care already allows license-exempt in-home child care. Effective immediately, CalWORKs Stage Two, CalWORKs Stage Three, Alternative Payment Programs and Migrant Alternative Payment Programs must also authorize allows license-exempt in-home child care. Families must sign a form assuming employer responsibilities for the in-home license-exempt provider and acknowledge they must comply with any applicable federal and state employment laws.
Contractors must promote parental choice and provide translations of the form in a language that the parent understands. (CCB 22-13, June 23, 2022.)