10A NCAC 10 .0903          DEFINITION OF SERVICE

(a)  Primary Service.  Child care services means the provision of protection, care and developmental experiences to children ages birth to 18 years, for a portion of a day but less than 24 hours, in the child's own home, in the home of a caregiver, or in a child care center.  Each type of care arrangement shall meet all state and federal standards applicable to such arrangements.  Services include providing information to families and the community about what constitutes a good child care experience and assisting eligible families as needed with the cost of purchasing the child care service consistent with state policies.  In addition, transportation may be included in child care services.  For each type of care arrangement, the equipment and materials necessary to carry out the daily program of activities shall be included in the services provided.

(b)  Component.  Transportation, when needed and not otherwise available, shall be provided to access child care programs for persons receiving services in conjunction with protective services. Transportation, when needed and not otherwise available, may be provided to access child care services for other persons who are eligible for child care services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001; February 1, 1996.