License-Exempt providers are exempt from some conditions that are mandatory for licensed facilities. This section defines the various license-exempt child care providers, and the necessary level of compliance with DHSS, DSS Health and Safety requirements, and payment agreements.
Providers must apply through DHSS or DSS in order to be granted an exemption from licensing requirements. Not all exempt types granted by DHSS are eligible for state payment. Nursery Schools do not qualify for State payment. The DHSS and DSS license-exempt types listed in this section are eligible for state payment once all conditions are met.