Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership or Oklahoma Early Childhood Program
A child's participation in an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) or Oklahoma Early Childhood Program (OECP) curriculum affects the unit type and the countable income for Child Care. An EHS-CCP or OECP facility receives funding to expand the access and quality of early learning available to low-income children. We adjust the Child Care requirements to support these early learning activities.
You must first determine if a facility participates in the EHS-CCP or OECP. Review the list of approved EHS-CCP and OECP facilities to determine if a facility is participating. Every approved EHS-CCP will have a contract number that begins with a 3. The OECP facilities have a contract that begins with a 35. For example, 30001 is EHP-CCP contract number for Aunt Jackie's in Tulsa, and 35000 is the OECP contract number for Crosstown Learning Center.
The Child attending EHS-CCP or OECP
When a child attends an EHS-CCP or OECP, you must approve the child for a weekly 5 even if his or her parents or caretakers do not meet a need that justifies this schedule. The parents or caretakers must meet a need factor for some of the hours the child attends the EHS-CCP or OECP in order for the child to automatically qualify for a weekly 5. For examples, see the EHS-CCP and OECP Scenarios Quest article.
Non-EHS-CCP or OECP Children in the Household
When a child attends an EHS-CCP or OECP, you must exempt a household's income. In order to qualify, the household must qualify for Child Care based on their income and at least one child must attend an EHS-CCP or OECP program. When a household meets both criteria, divert the household's income for all children seeking care.