READY TO APPLY?

FIRST, scroll down and click on the application packet and review the provider requirements.

SECOND, read Getting Started with CAFÉ manual or watch the Getting Started with CAFÉ’ Webinar. This provides step-by-step screenshots and instructions to assist you with your online application process.

THIRD, begin your CCAP provider application by visiting the CAFÉ Provider Portal.


CCAP PROVIDERS

Child Care Providers who wish to participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) must apply through the online CAFÉ system.

Louisiana exempts from its licensing requirements child care centers in schools, family child care and in-home providers. However, this exemption does not endanger children who receive services.

Schools are subject to health and safety laws and regulations found in BESE Bulletins; inspected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; and inspected by the Office of State Fire Marshal.

Family child care and in-home providers are regulated by the Louisiana "Family Child Care Provider and In-Home Child Care Provider Registration Law", which prescribes safety and health requirements and are inspected by the Office of State Fire Marshal.

For Licensed exempt providers – Family child care providers and in-home providers are inspected twice annually, one announced and one unannounced in the home/residence where care is being provided.  CCAP school providers are monitored once annually by desk audit and review of other inspection reports.


How to Apply for your Initial Certification, Midpoint, or Renewal

View descriptions of each Provider Type


TYPE III EARLY LEARNING SITE

If you are undergoing a Change in Location or Change in Ownership and wish to retain or become a CCAP Provider, you must follow the same process as indicated for a new CCAP Application.

TYPE III EARLY LEARNING SITE - APPLICATION PACKET

View more information on Academic Approval


FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER - INITIAL APPLICATION PACKET

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER - MIDPOINT APPLICATION PACKET

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER - RENEWAL APPLICATION PACKET

How to get your home inspected by the Office of State Fire Marshal

Criminal Background Check Instructions AND Forms for Family Child Care & In-Home Providers


IN-HOME PROVIDERS

IN-HOME PROVIDER - INITIAL APPLICATION PACKET

IN-HOME PROVIDER - MIDPOINT APPLICATION PACKET

IN-HOME PROVIDER - RENEWAL APPLICATION PACKET

How to get your home inspected by the Office of State Fire Marshal

Criminal Background Check Instructions AND Forms for Family Child Care & In-Home Providers

 


SCHOOL CHILD CARE PROVIDER

SCHOOL CHILD CARE PROVIDER - INITIAL APPLICATION PACKET

SCHOOL CHILD CARE PROVIDER - RENEWAL APPLICATION PACKET


MILITARY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

MILITARY CHILD CARE PROVIDER - INITIAL APPLICATION PACKET

MILITARY CHILD CARE PROVIDER - RENEWAL APPLICATION PACKET



Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs

Bulletin 139 – Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs

View a list of prohibited offenses that prevent individuals from serving as child care providers.