Child Care programs provide care and supervision to a client’s child (ren) while the client is participating in clinical treatment and/or recovery support services.
Child Care Services
Care, control and supervision provided by an individual, other than a parent, during part of a twenty-four (24) hour day to a client’s child(ren), less than 13 years of age, while the client is attending a treatment appointment or recovery support service.
Child Care programs must meet the following standards:
Individuals providing child care services or who have unsupervised direct contact with children in care must have a current Criminal History Check. Checks must be conducted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The organization shall follow State regulations for reporting incidents of child abuse and/or neglect.
Child care providers must be licensed and meet the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) Rules 16.06.02 Rules Governing Standards for Child Care Licensing. A copy of these rules can be found at:
Child Care programs may request a waiver for child care licensing in accordance with the following:
The request for waiver must be in writing;
Care is exclusively for child(ren) of parent(s) who are simultaneously in the same building.
Child Care programs must submit a written statement that the program will comply with the minimum standards for health and safety established by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) Rules 16.06.02 Rules Governing Standards for Child Care Licensing.
Child Care programs will be expected to provide the following services and perform the following tasks:
Provide services at a time and location that is suitable for the client to attend clinical treatment or recovery support services;
Provide a setting that promotes and ensures the health, well-being and safety of the child(ren) in care.