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Unit Type

Unit type refers to the FACS coding that translates the need a household is meeting into the outcome provided by Child Care Subsidy. It reflects how long a parent or caretaker is meeting the need requirement, how much Child Care the household may use—and, in part—how much the child care provider is paid.

You select a unit type after determining how many days and hours a parent or caretaker meets the need factor and how long they need care in light of any alternative care options shared custody arrangements, or Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership participation (EHS-CCP) or Oklahoma Early Childcare Program (OECP). When there are two parents or caretakers, approve only Child Care for the time when both parents or caretakers are meeting an approvable need.

You choose the unit type and the number of units that best reflects the household's need for child care.

Available unit types

Unit type Need
part-time daily The need is 4 hours or fewer each day.
full-time daily The need is more than 4 hours each day for fewer than 15 days each month or more than 4 hours per day for more than 23 days each month.
full-time daily and part-time daily The need is more than 4 hours on some days, 4 hours or fewer on other days, and does not qualify for a blended rate.
weekly The need is more than 4 hours each day for at least 15 days but not more than 23 days per month. Do not use when a child
  • attends two different providers,
  • requires any part-time care,
  • uses an in-home provider, or
  • receives care on two different parent's cases due to joint custody.
blended To use this unit type, the child must be 4 years of age or older, and the child must need child care for 4 hours or fewer on schools days and more than 4 hours on school holidays. Do not use when a child
  • attends child care on either Saturday or Sunday,
  • requires more than 4 hours of care on days other than school holidays,
  • only needs part-time care,
  • does not need care on school holidays,
  • cannot attend on school holidays because the facility closes,
  • attends two different providers or an in-home provider, or
  • receives care on two different parent's cases due to joint custody.
Use the traditional blended rate when a child attends school approximately nine months each year and receives a summer vacation. Use the extended blended rate when a child attends school year round.

Units

Choose the appropriate number of units based on the household's need and their unit type.

Weekly or blended

You must determine the number of units to use when using the part-time and full-time unit types. The blended and weekly unit types automatically receive a set number of units. The weekly unit number is always 5, and the blended unit number is 23.

Part-time or full-time

When using the part-time or full-time unit, you must break the household's need into part-time and full-time days. Remember 4 hours or fewer is a part-time day, and more than 4 hours is a full-time day.  

The need is

  • 1 day per week = 005 units per month
  • 2 days per week = 010 units per month
  • 3 days per week = 014 units per month
  • 4 days per week = 018units per month
  • 5 days per week = 023 units per month
  • 6 days per week = 027 units per month
  • 7 days per week = 031 units per month
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