For the definition of a provider, see Chapter 2 (Glossary).
CCAP will not pay a provider who lives in the same home as the child.
A licensed individual or a licensed center must have a valid child care license issued by a state or a tribe and provide child care services in the licensing state or in the area under the tribe’s jurisdiction.
A legal nonlicensed child care provider must be at least 18 years of age and not a member of the MFIP assistance unit or a member of the family receiving child care assistance.
CCAP parents have a right to choose their child care provider.
There are 4 different types of providers:
For additional specific information regarding child care assistance provider requirements, see the following chapters:
11.3 Licensed Child Care Providers
11.3.3 Licensed Child Care Providers – License closes
11.3.6 Licensed Child Care Providers – Training Requirements
11.6 License Exempt Centers
11.6.3 License Exempt Centers – Training Requirements
11.9 Legal Nonlicensed (LNL) Providers
11.9.3 Complaints Against LNL Providers
11.9.6 LNL Providers Data Distribution
11.9.9 Legal Nonlicensed Providers - Training Requirements
11.12 Provider Registration
11.15 Provider Record Keeping
11.18 Provider Reporting
11.24 Provider Reauthorization
11.27 In-home Child Care Requests and Provider Information
The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Provider Guide DHS-5260-ENG (PDF) is a tool available to CCAP child care providers; it may be referenced by CCAP workers if needed during discussions with CCAP providers or for informational purposes.
Minnesota Statutes 119B.09
Minnesota Statutes 119B.011, Subd. 19
Minnesota Statutes 119B.125
Minnesota Rules 3400.0035, Subp. 7 & 8