Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The overarching goal of the Child Care Subsidy Program is to improve equitable access to high quality affordable child care options for eligible families, ultimately improving children’s school readiness for kindergarten. Virginia will accomplish this implementing policies and processes that: 1. Are flexible and responsive to families’ needs and realities; 2. Prioritize higher levels of support to families with the fewest resources; and 3. Ensure families have equal access to the broad array of child care options. Child care services are child-centered, family-focused services that support the family goals of economic self-sufficiency and child development by providing for the supervision, protection and well-being of the child while the parent is participating in an approved activity. The purpose of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. Toward this end, guidance and service strategies are designed to meet the following goals: 1. To provide low-income and otherwise eligible families with the financial resources to find and afford quality child care. 2. To ensure that the child care program contributes to the broader objective of self-sufficiency. 3. To provide child care to children with parents who are trying to achieve independence from public assistance. 4. To promote parental choice in the selection of child care. 5. To empower working parents to make their own decisions regarding the child care that best suits their family’s needs. 6. To provide consumer education to help parents make informed choices about child care. 7. To ensure that subsidy dollars are provided to the neediest families. 8. To enhance the quality as defined by VQB5, Virginia’s new statewide measurement and improvement system, and increase the supply of child care for all families. 9. To improve the coordination among child care programs and early childhood development programs in partnership with Virginia’s Ready Regions. 10. To design a flexible program that provides for the changing needs of recipient families and engage families in their children's development and learning. 11. To provide uninterrupted services to families and providers, to the extent of available funding, to support parental education, training, job search, and employment and continuity of care that minimizes disruptions to children's learning and development.
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9/13/22  1:55 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Attendance & Absents

Weekly tuition should be paid in full to a provider.  It is impossible to operate on a day to day  
attendance.  Especially once absents are limited to 36 a year and the parent have used them all.  At that point if the child have used all the absents and miss a day or all week - we do not get pay but must hold their spot not know when they will return.  Non working parents are not consistent with using the service and should be reevaluated for continuous of service - if they go a lengthy period not utilizing the service.

please consider paying by the week for the space a child is enrolled for vs daily attendance.

please consider more absentee days annually.

please consider we are not back to normal, and although kids are enrobed they are not always in attendance due to COVID, non working parents who pick and choose when they want to use the service.  Yet we still have to hold their spot - because DSS will not close the case during this pandemic.

The staff is working hard trying to adjust to this new curriculum  and if $ is coming in because parents have used up all the absents - we can afford to pay the staff their worth for the new trainings, new adjustments, and extra work we are asking from them to meet the requirements of VDOE.


This is a financial burden on the business as we are experiencing this as I type.  Parents have used up there absents, have missed days and we can not get paid but yet they can walk back in after a week or 2 of no communication and no tuition payment from neither the parent or DSS.




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