EEC Management Bulletin: EMB FY 2008 - 01S

For Use By: Supportive Child Care Providers & Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs)
Supersedes: Sections of the following Supportive policies:

  • Provider Responsibilities 45 Days after Placement (P-EEC-Supportive-15
  • Transition Planning (P-EEC-Supportive-17); and
  • Summary of Provider Responsibilities (P-EEC-Supportive-20)

Date Issued: February 28,2008
Effective Date: March 3, 2008

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1.0. Managing Continuation of EEC Financial Assistance for Eligible Families

Families may continue to receive EEC financial assistance if they are at or below 85% SMI (or 100% SMI if the family has a parent or child with a documented special need) and meet family activity/service need requirements at the time supportive child care ends. Continuity of EEC financial assistance applies to all children enrolled in supportive child care whether the child is enrolled through a supportive contracted slot, supportive expansion, or a supportive voucher.

Adoptive Families

Adoptive families are treated the same as biological families for the purposes of eligibility for EEC financial assistance. See EEC Financial Assistance Policy Guide, Section 3.1.2. Therefore, income criteria, family activity/service need requirements, and fee payment responsibilities will apply to both adoptive and biological families who continue to receive EEC financial assistance after supportive care ends.

Children in Temporary or Permanent Guardianship

Children living with temporary or permanent legal guardians may be eligible for continuation of EEC financial assistance regardless of income, depending on the family's circumstances, as long as family activity/service need requirements are met, and are exempt from fee payment. See EEC Financial Assistance Policy Guide, Sections 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and 5.0.1.


Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care. Created: November 13, 2007.