Effective Date: 01/01/00
Reference: 89 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter IV, §50.210, §50.230
Cross Reference: 01.03.02 - Employment
Teen parents enrolled full-time in elementary or high school or GED classes are eligible for full-time, full-year child care eligibility, including summers, when using a licensed child care provider, up to and including a three-month period after graduation Teen parent means parents through 19 years of age.
A parent under 20 years of age who is enrolled in elementary or high school or a GED program is eligible for child care assistance.
- Required Documentation
- High school schedule and/or verification of enrollment in GED program,
- Two most recent and consecutive pay stubs, if employed. Please refer to 01.03.02 for those applicants who have not been employed long enough to have received two pay stubs
- If eligible, approve care for twelve (12) months.
- If the client is using a licensed child care center (760), home (762) or group home (763), approve 5 full-time days per week.
- If the client is using a license-exempt provider, the number of eligible days and type of days (full time vs. part time) will be determined by the client's activity schedule and allowable transportation and study time.
- Reasonable study and travel time, if requested by the parent, will be considered when determining the child care schedule. Do not approve care if the parent is studying at home.
- If the teen parent is temporarily suspended from school for 90 days or less, child care services received by the family may continue.
- If the teen parent is expelled from school, child care services received by the family may continue for a period not to exceed 90 days to enable the teen to enroll in another approved program.