This page, Audit of South Shore Stars, Inc. (Stars), is offered by

Audit Audit of South Shore Stars, Inc. (Stars)

Audit calls on Stars to take steps to ensure families that receive childcare financial assistance from the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) meet eligibility criteria and that eligibility data is properly recorded. The audit examined the period of July 1, 2017 through November 30, 2019.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: June 30, 2020

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of South Shore Stars, Inc. (Stars) for the period July 1, 2017 through November 30, 2019. In this performance audit, we examined Stars’ compliance with requirements related to family eligibility for subsidized childcare.

Below is a summary of our finding and recommendations, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1

Stars did not always properly determine childcare financial assistance eligibility and enter accurate eligibility data in its reporting system.

Recommendations

  1. Stars should develop and implement procedures and effective monitoring of internal controls to ensure that the information entered in its Child Care Financial Assistance database is correct.
  2. Intake staff members should obtain sufficient proof of income, child identity and residency, family composition, child citizenship/immigration status, and need for service, as well as completed applications and fee agreements.
  3. Stars should implement the Department of Early Education and Care’s Early Education Subsidy Authorization File Checklist.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of South Shore Stars, Inc. is available here.

Downloads

Contact

Feedback