It is the policy of the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services to reimburse Child care Providers a maximum of ten absentee days for each six month period that the provider cares for a child. The six month period shall begin with the first month care.
An absentee day is defined as a day when the provider would have provided care had the child been scheduled to be present.
Providers will be reimbursed for absentee days as follows:
Days when a child does not attend due to an illness or injury and no advance (24 hrs.) notice of the absences was given to the provider.
Days when a child does not attend due to the caretaker parent's illness or injury and no advance (24 hrs.) notice of the absences was given to the provider
When no advance notice is given of a child’s absence due to the parent being laid off, losing their job, changing providers, etc. In this case the provider will be reimbursed a maximum of 3 days care.
If less than 24 hour notice is received by the provider that the child will be absent on a regularly scheduled day, for other than an illness, a maximum of 1 day’s care will be reimbursed.
Absentee days are not intended to be used for scheduled absences such as school vacations, provider vacations, parent vacations, regularly scheduled non-custodial parent visitation, or any other absence when the provider has received more than 24 hour notice from the parent of the child.
Absentee days are not to be used for reimbursement for absences due to illness of the provider of a member or the provider’s family.