CHILD CARE PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS
Child Care Information Services (CCIS)
Department of Human Services Greene County
Amy Switalski, Housing and Family Resources Director 22 W. High Street, 2nd Floor, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5277 or Toll Free 1-888-317-7106 / Fax: 724-852-5297
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
When considering a child care provider who is not licensed or registered, there are standards which the neighbor/ relative provider must follow. The provider may care for up to three children and must be in compliance with the following Department of Public Welfare standards:
The Provider shall be 18 years of age or older.
The Provider shall comply with state law regarding licensure, certification, and registration.
The Provider shall have the responsibility of knowing the local requirements for providing child care in the Provider’s home.
The Provider shall afford a parent / caretaker unlimited access to his/ her child when the child is in care.
The Provider shall comply with the following requirements for relative/neighbor child care:
Child Abuse and Criminal History Information:
The Provider shall submit all required information to the CCIS in order for the Department to review the criminal and child abuse history of the Provider. Criminal and child abuse history reviews will be conducted every two years.
A Provider may not participate if he/she is named in the central register as the perpetrator of a founded report of child abuse committed within the five-year period immediately preceding verification or he/she has been convicted of one or more of the offenses listed in the Child Protective Services Law (Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Chapter 63, Section 6344).
The Provider who is a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, by blood or marriage, is not required to submit child abuse and criminal information when the parent signs a written affirmation waiving the right to the criminal and child abuse checks. At the request of the CCIS, the provider will present proof of the relationship between the provider and the child.
Identifying Information of the Provider:
The Provider will present photo-identification, proof of address, and a Social Security card or other proof of Social Security card or other proof of Social Security number to the CCIS prior to signing this agreement.
NOTE: The CCIS will use the Social Security Number to report income to the Internal Revenue Service and to run computer matches with other agencies. The matches will provide information on criminal and child abuse history.
The prevention and control of infectious diseases:
A Provider’s hands shall be washed after toileting , after diapering a child, after assisting a child with toileting and prior to preparing or handling food.
A child’s hands shall be washed after toileting , after being diapered and before meals and snacks.
A Provider shall distribute information regarding child immunizations to parents/caretakers of children in care.
Building and Physical Premises Safety:
A functioning smoke detector shall be placed in each level of the home in which child care is provided.
Conditions the facility may not pose a threat to the health and safety of the children in care.
Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be stored in their original labeled containers or in a container that specifies the contents. Toxins shall be kept in a locked area or in an area inaccessible to children and separate from food, food preparation spaces and child care spaces.
Any weapon or firearm present in the home shall be contained in a locked cabinet. Any ammunition shall be contained in a locked area separate from weapons and firearms. The Provider shall notify the child’s parent/caretaker when weapons, firearms or ammunition are present on the premises.
The home must be equipped with an operating phone with “call – out “capabilities.
A child in care shall not be subject to any form of physical punishment including spanking.
Minimum Health and Safety Training:
The Provider must agree to be on the mailing list for training materials.
The Provider will review all materials provided by the CCIS and DPW concerning health and safety topics related to the care of children.
The Provider will review all information regarding child care provider training programs and attend such programs as appropriate and possible.
CCIS reserves the right to refuse to sign a provider agreement with an individual if they fall in any of the following areas:
Appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
Are physically unable to provide age appropriate care to the child(ren) for whom care is being requested; or
Has not remedied conditions which led to the revocation, refusal to issue, refusal to renew, or forfeiture of a certificate of compliance or registration certificate issued by the Department to provide child day care services.
As the parent/caretaker for a child in the care of a relative/ neighbor provider, it is your responsibility to report to the Department of Public Welfare any violation by your provider of the above standards. The Department will investigate complaints and make an assessment of the provider’s compliance with the standards. The department’s toll free number is 1-800-222-2149.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399. County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370