The organization screens
applicants promptly and responsively to direct families to appropriate services.
Applicants are informed about how well the family’s request matches the organization's services, and when the organization cannot meet the family’s need for appropriate developmental care for their child, the organization provides a written explanation and appropriate referrals
Prompt, responsive screening practices:
- ensure equitable treatment;
- give priority to families with urgent needs;
- support timely initiation of services;
- provide for placement on a waiting list, if desired; and
- inform parents what services will be available and when.
NA Another organization is responsible for screening.
The needs of the child and family are matched with a care provider to ensure suitable, family-based care.
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NA The organization does not operate family child care homes.
Parents of children with special needs
receive assistance accessing supports necessary to enroll their child in care.
Parents may need assistance obtaining suitable transportation, managing logistics, and coordinating services with other providers.
Literature suggests that barriers to the enrollment of children with disabilities include: a lack of appropriate transportation, cost, challenges in coordinating services, and a lack of caregivers
that possess the competencies to care for children with disabilities.
NA The organization does not serve children with special needs.