Early care and education programs set a strong foundation for our children and child care providers who are a critical part of our community.
The work child care providers do allows parents the ease of mind of knowing their children are receiving opportunities to learn, play, laugh, and grow.
NCO's Rural Communities Child Care provides free or low-cost programs and services designed to support and empower providers so that children, families, and communities benefit. We work with new child care professionals and experienced providers, offering coaching and training on quality care and guidance on the licensing process. We also administer reimbursements for healthy meals for providers who enroll on the Food Program and for child care services for families enrolled in the Alternative Payment program.
The RCCC's Provider Handbook is written for providers of early learning and child care and to support the quality of child care in Lake and Mendocino counties.
The Alternative Payment's RCCC's Provider Handbook
Click here to download in English/ in Spanish.
The Child Care Food Program's (CCFP) handbook plays an important role in helping CCFP program operators improve the health and nutrition of children while promoting the development of good eating habits through nutrition education.
Click here to download the printable CDPH Immunization Record Form.
For assistance completing the CDPH Immunization Record Form download, the Windows Form for Child Care Immunizations. Click here for the Spanish form.
Providers are required to keep a copy of every child's immunization record to ensure the child's immunizations are up-to-date. Immunization records must be completed during enrollment and prior to providing any child care.
Immunization record forms are required to be printed on a blue sheet of paper. Visit your local RCCC office for copies of immunization record forms if you cannot print them on blue paper.
Click here to download printable Alternative Payment Attendance Sheets in English. Click here for a copy of the Spanish Sheets.
1. Fill out one Attendance Sheet per child.
2. Parents must fill in the time in and the time out daily with actual times.
3. Reason for absence must be completed when a child is not present (I.e. sick, with grandma, medical appt) or reason the child is not in care during school hours).
4. Timesheets must be completed in ink and received in our office by the 5th day of the month following care.
Download a copy of RCCC's Direct Deposit Authorization form in English or a copy of the form in Spanish.
Complete ALL the information on the Direct Deposit Authorization form. Return the completed form to:
Attn: Payment Manager
413 N. State Street,
Ukiah CA, 95482
If you have questions about payments or payroll please contact Sheila McCann at (707) 467-3200 ext. 322.
Becoming a licensed provider (family child care or center) can mean greater business development, access to more referrals, the ability to participate in more professional trainings, eligibility for reimbursements like the Child Care Food Program, and potentially the ability to increase your income. We’re here to guide you through the licensing process.
Child Care Food Program (CCFP) reimburses family child care providers who provide nutritious meals and snacks to children. Ongoing nutrition training is provided. The Child Care Food Program is currently serving 672 children and reimbursing 64 providers for nutritious meals served to children while in their care.