GAP Solutions Inc. is committed to providing AmeriCorps members with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding childcare. The member eligibility requirements are determined by the individual state/territory. In our continued efforts to improve our processes and delivery of service we have developed the below list of Child Care Development Fund Plans (CCDFs). Please follow the link for your state/territory and review the eligibility information that is provided. This list will be updated periodically as changes occur. We appreciate your feedback - if you have any questions regarding the eligibility requirements, or have trouble loading any of the links in your web browser, please feel free to contact our staff for assistance. We can be reached via phone (855) 886-0687 or email at AmeriCorpsChildCare@gapsi.com.
The table below is to be used only as a guide. Please note that the State eligibility requirements for child care providers can change at any time. Click on the column heading for a definition of each provider type or click here To verify if your provider of choice is eligible to participate in the AmeriCorps Child Care benefit program, contact GAP Solutions with your eligibility questions at 1-855-886-0687.
Upon receiving your completed application and supporting documentation, a GAP Solutions Inc.
Child Care Coordinator will contact you within 2-3 business days to inform you if any additional
information is required.
note: Your Member Application is not considered complete until your child care provider
has also submitted their application packet. Please complete and sign with your child care provider
the Child Care Provider Application. (See 'Provider Application Checklist'
for more information).
Note: You have 30 days from the time you submit your application to ensure that all supportive
documentation is received by GAP Solutions.
The following bullet points list the documents needed to complete your application. GAP Solutions at any time may require
additional supporting documents outside of the list below.
Children needing care:
Household members over the age of 18:
Self-employed Household members:
Choose an approved child care provider (child care providers must meet requirements as determined by the state
in which child care is being provided). To see if your provider of choice is eligible to participate, please follow the
link to the Child Care Provider State Guide. Your child care provider must submit all required certifications as outlined
by your state before they are eligible for payment. Child Care Provider State Guide
Please remember: you may contact GAP Solutions, Inc. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST at the toll-free telephone number 1-855-886-0687 to speak with a Child Care Coordinator.
When you are ready to start your application, Login or Create A New Account.
Child Care Center:Established licensed setting where children are cared for in a group away from their homes for all or part of the day. Child care Centers include nursery schools, preschools, and Parent Cooperatives. The objectives of Centers vary, from taking care of children whose parents are working, to preparing the children for school. Child care Centers provide care for groups of children ranging in an age from infancy through school age.
Family Child Care Home:A private home where a child care provider provides child care services for children from infancy through school age. The care is provided at the home of the child care provider (not in the child's home). Family Day Care is licensed or registered by the State in which the child care provider resides. The number of children allowed in a Family Day Care Home varies depending on the number of adults providing care in the home setting.
Group Child Care Home:A private home where two or more child care providers provide child care services and education for (7) or more (usually a total of about 12) children in a private home and who employ on or more paid assistants to meet child-to-staff ratio requirements. Group Day Care is licensed or registered by the state in which the Child care providers reside.
License Exempt Centers:Certain states may allow certain licensing exemptions for centers if they are part of a public or private organized educational system (a school or facility operated by a religious institution caring for children during short periods of time). Also, recreational center based programs whose purpose is to provide social, recreational, or religious activities for school age children, such as scouting, boys club, girls club, sports, or the arts may also be license exempt. Please check with GAP Solutions to learn about specific license exemptions allowed by your state.
School Age Program: A program offering before and or after school care to children enrolled in kindergarten or higher grades. These programs may operate from school buildings or other licensed facilities and may be operated by the school itself, parent groups or local Child care Centers. The purpose of School-Age Programs is primarily to provide care for children during such times of the day when regular school classes are not in session. They are not intended to extend or replace regular school classes.
In-Home Child Care:Care is provided by a non-relative who comes into the child's home to provide care. Sometimes the child care provider brings his/her own children. Generally speaking, the child care provider provides services through a personal agreement with the parent(s) and works without training or professional affiliations. (May not be legal in your state).
Relative Care:Care usually provided by an aunt, uncle or grandparent of the child. Care may be provided in the relative's or the child's home. (May not be legal in your state. Contact GAP Solutions, Inc. for more information) or refer to your state's CCDF Plan.