Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)

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Child care providers can participate in the Idaho Child Care Program's (ICCP) Child Care Assistance, a program that helps low-income families pay for child care. ICCP’s tuition assistance for child care is available to eligible families through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The purpose of the program is to support families working toward or maintaining employment.

Reasons to Become an ICCP Provider

  • You receive child care payments on a more regular basis
  • You help provide care for children who may be in the greatest need of quality child care
  • You can market your business through child care referrals
  • You can provide tools to help parents who are struggling to be more competent in their financial management skills

For More Information about ICCP

Visit the ICCP page for Providers at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare or call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588, and ask to speak to your local Child Care Resource Specialist.

ICCP Enrollment

Are you a child care provider interested in participating in the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)?

Begin the process right now by reviewing the requirements and submitting the required documents:

  • If you are required to get an Idaho State Day Care license or if you are legally exempt from licensure you will need to get an Idaho Criminal History Unit, Criminal History and Background Check. To do that visit the Idaho Crimial History Unit and follow all directions.
  • If you are required to be licensed by a city you must follow that city’s Fingerprint requirements.
  • For assistance with the obtaining Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid contact your local CCRC office and ask to speak with a Resource Specialist by dialing 2-1-1 the Idaho CareLine or 1-800-926-2588.

The health inspector will look for various health and safety practices and materials in your child care program. See the following link to review exactly what they will look for during an inspection. Idaho District Health Department Child Care Guidelines PDF

  • For information on creating a disaster preparedness plan, check out this document: Disaster Preparedness PlanningPDF . For additional assistance with your plan, contact your local Child Care Health Consultant by dialing 2-1-1, the Idaho CareLine or dial 1-800-926-2588.
  • For assistance with the health and safety requirements, contact your local CCRC office and ask to speak with a Health Consultant by dialing 2-1-1 the Idaho CareLine or 1-800-926-2588.

You and your staff must complete 12 hours of training within the first 90 days of your ICCP certification: ICCP Initial Training Instructions PDF

You MAY want to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS to avoid having to provide your social security number to parents who want to report the cost of child care to the IRS when filing their taxes. This is a free and easy service provided by the IRS.

Log into RISE to get started.

After creating an account in RISE, please watch this video for further information on how to apply for ICCP Certification.

Download, print, and complete the following documents. Then upload them to your account in RISE.

Need further assistance? Email RISEhelp@idahoaeyc.org.

If you would like these documents mailed to you instead of downloading them please email us at VS@IdahoAEYC.org

Renewal requirements include:

  • Review, Sign, and Submit a Provider Agreement each year
  • Maintain current Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid certification
  • Pass an annual Health Inspection
  • Complete 12 hours of ongoing training, 2 of these hours are a required training focusing on Health and Safety, the additional 10 hours of training will be your choice ICCP Annual Training Instructions PDF
  • If you are legally exempt from licensure or required to have an Idaho State Daycare license you are required to renew your Criminal History Unit, Criminal History and Background Check every 5 years.

ICCP Requirements & Resources

ICCP Initial Training Requirements

Cover sheet of IdahoSTARS Initial Training Instructions.

The required ICCP Initial Trainings are a series of FREE courses designed to cover a variety of health and safety topics for child care providers in Idaho. All providers and staff are required to complete these trainings, which total 12 hours. Owners/Directors and Staff must complete these trainings.

Visit the Approved IdahoSTARS Training page for instructions and course materials for each of the required trainings.

For a list of the required training, please view these ICCP Initial Training Instructions PDF .

Note: When submitting items to the training office please make sure to include a completed IdahoSTARS Training Office Cover Sheet PDF . Failure to do so may cause a delay in processing.