Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

At-Risk Child Care for Child-Only Caretakers (ARCO)




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Work, education, or training requirements of 30 hours per week apply unless the caretaker has a disabling condition that prevents full participation.  Limited work hours may range anywhere from 1-29 hours, and FT or PT care for the child(ren) should be approved accordingly.


If the client states he/she has a condition that prevents 30-hour participation, then a doctor’s statement (on health provider letterhead) must be obtained that verifies the number of hours the client can participate and when the need for the limited hours can be expected to end.



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