Services, Guidelines, and Documentation
♦ All foster care, special needs, FAIM recipients, teen
parents and safe homes are priorities on the CCDF Program.
♦ Parental Choice of Provider who may be a family member,
licensed home or day care center.
♦ Non-Member working parents will be referred for Montana
State Child Care Funds through the Great Falls Community Help Line.
♦ Maximum child care rates payable are current Montana State
daily & hourly rates. If providers charge more, the applicant must pay the
♦ Provider registration through the CCDF program is
necessary and includes signed statements of NO Drug/Alcohol use in home,
health & safety checklist, Mandatory TB test, First Aid and CPR and a
current physical. Provider training and orientation.
♦ The CCDF office is a Resource and Referral Office to all
parents and will assist parents with finding child care, child care payment
program or will be an advocate for State Child Care Programs.
♦ All providers will have a Criminal Background check
completed, if any criminal activity comes back on the provider, the provider
is not eligible for the CCDF program.
♦ All Co-Payments must be paid by the fifth (5th) day of
each month to their provider or the CCDF will drop the applicant from the
program and will not pay the child care payment for that month.
♦ All applicants who do not use child care for a period of
two (2) weeks without notification to the program will be dropped from the
♦ All applicants must update their income & status every
three (3) months or you will be automatically dropped from the program.
♦ All applicants must pay their set co-payment amounts every
month regardless of how many hours/days child care is used. If co-payment is
not paid the CCDF program will not pay child care payments.
♦ All home provider’s & licensed centers are subject to
review of records to be in compliance with CCDF.
♦ All applicants must affirm that all information is true
and complete to the best of their knowledge.
Documentation Needed to Sign up for CCDF
♦ Child(ren)’s immunization record(s).
♦ Income statement (pay stub, FAIM documentation monthly benefits.
♦ Proof of Family Size: Social Security cards for each family member or
♦ Documentation of work hours or school schedule.
♦ Documentation of Special needs from Indian Health Service (IHS) or family physician.
♦ Documentation of Foster Care Placement.
Child Care Choices
♦ Family Home Provider
♦ In-Home Provider
♦ Group Home Provider
♦ Child Care Center
Doris Running Crane-CCDF Manager