Many child care programs operating before- and/or after-school programs have been temporarily closed due to schools being closed for in-person learning. If your program had a PFCC Agreement prior to closing and you are now preparing to re-open when your school district re-opens, it’s important that you understand the following ODJFS star-rating reinstatement rule and take appropriate action to ensure there’s no interruption in your ability to serve families.
- J) Will the star rating be reinstated if a program was previously rated and the rating was discontinued due to the program being in temporary closure status for more than ninety days pursuant to rule 5101:2-12-02 or 5101:2-13-02 of the Administrative Code?
- (1)The rating may be reinstated if the program requests the reinstatement in OCLQS within the first thirty days after reinstatement of the continuous license. If the program has a provider agreement to provide publicly funded child care pursuant to Chapter 5101:2-16 of the Administrative Code and does not request to reinstate its star rating prior to the reopening of the license, the program may have a gap in PFCC services.
Here are instructions to assist you in navigating OCLQS:
We also encourage you to contact your licensing specialist to let them know when you have updated OCLQS.
If you have any questions, or have opened already and are experiencing issues, please contact the ODJFS Child Care Policy Help Desk at 1-877-302-2347.
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