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 Childcare
Development Fund Plans (CCDFs). Please follow the link for your state/territory and review the eligibility information that is provided. You can also view your state's
maximum reimbursement rates by visiting here or
selecting your state from the dropdown above. 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 [email protected].
The table below is to be used only as a guide. Please note that the State eligibility requirements for childcare 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 Childcare benefit program, contact GAP Solutions with your eligibility
questions at 1-855-886-0687.
An AmeriCorps Member has selected you as their Childcare provider for their term of service.
Please note: all Childcare Providers must meet the State childcare provider requirements and regulations
to be eligible for payment. Please refer to the
Childcare Provider State Guide
Failing to complete or provide the information below will delay the childcare benefit application process.
If there are any pre-requisites required to become an approved provider, you must first meet those requirements
before approval can take place.
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 are here to help you through the Childcare Provider Application and Approval Process.
As soon as the Childcare benefit award has been issued, you and the AmeriCorps member will be notified via e-mail.
All childcare provider eligibility requirements are set by your state's CCDF Plan.
If there are any pre-requisites required to become an approved provider, you must first meet those
requirements before approval can take place. Please feel free to speak to one of our Childcare Coordinators
for more information.
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 Childcare Coordinator.
When you are ready to start your application, Login or Create A New Account.
Childcare Center:Established licensed setting where children are cared for in a group away from their homes for all or part of the day. Childcare
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. Childcare Centers provide care for groups of children ranging in an age from infancy through school age.
Family Childcare Home:A private home where a childcare provider provides childcare services for children from infancy through school age. The care
is provided at the home of the childcare provider (not in the child's home). Family Day Care is licensed or registered by the State in which the childcare 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 Childcare Home:A private home where two or more childcare providers provide childcare services and education for (7) or more (usually a
total of about 12) children in a private home and who employ one or more paid assistants to meet child-to-staff ratio requirements. Group Day Care is licensed or
registered by the state in which the Childcare 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 Childcare 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 Childcare:Care is provided by a non-relative who comes into the child's home to provide care. Sometimes the childcare provider brings
his/her own children. Generally speaking, the childcare 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.