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Training programs prepare students for a specific job. The goal is to improve the client's earning potential.

Who may qualify for Child Care?

You may approve one parent or caretaker per household to take these classes. The other parent or caretaker must work or attend high school during the same days and hours to meet the need factor.

What types of programs qualify for Child Care?

The program must provide a certificate of completion, accreditation, or licensure that allows students to pursue a specific job when they successfully complete the program. Students enrolled in the program must also be eligible to qualify for student aid. The classes must require the student to attend classes where an instructor is present. It does not cover self-paced, computer-based courses. An internet or television-based class is acceptable only if it involves a live broadcast where attendance is mandatory and an instructor is present.  


The parent or caretaker must verify his or her enrollment, class schedule, and the student's graduation date before certification and at renewal. You must determine whether the student is making satisfactory progress at renewal.

Need Approved

Approve the time the client needs to attend class and to travel from the child care facility in the morning and to the child care facility after classes end. When there are gaps between classes, approve care beginning from the first class to the last class each day. You may also approve students in a training program for activities required to maintain a scholarship or to pass a course. A student is meeting the need factor during any school breaks as long as the student provides verification of continuing enrollment. 

FACS K16 Coding Options

Code the need factor in the FACS dropdown box K16. Use either "for caretaker to receive training" or "for caretaker to retain employment and obtain education." Video examples for coding the Auth Daycare tab and this block are available through Quest here and here. K16 is the reason field.

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