CCMPL 118 (Changes to the JFS 01144 Provider Agreement for Publicly Funded Child Care Services)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 118
March 19, 2018
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Changes to the JFS 01144 Provider Agreement for Publicly Funded Child Care Services


All child care programs that intend to serve children through the publicly funded child care program must log on to the Child Care Information Data System (CCIDS) provider portal to complete a provider agreement with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

New Policy:

The JFS 01144 "Provider Agreement for Publicly Funded Child Care Services" has been revised to implement the following changes:


  • The preamble has been revised to include that the services and obligations of the provider include those provided to children determined eligible for the kinship child care program pursuant to Chapter 5101:2-40 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
  • Clarification has been made that any reference to publicly funded child care in the agreement shall also be applicable to the kinship child care program established by Section 307.25 (TEMP) by Am. Sub. HB 49 of the 132nd General Assembly.
  • Clarification has been made to reference the ODJFS automated child care system to track attendance and calculate payments for publicly funded child care and to eliminate reference to specific equipment that is used to track a child's attendance.
  • Article 38 has been deleted because providers now have the ability to request the immediate termination of the provider agreement in the provider portal.


Child care programs with current provider agreements: No action is required for child care programs with a current provider agreement. Any program that does not agree with these changes or any other article in the provider agreement, can terminate their provider agreement by logging into the provider portal and selecting "No" for the question: "Will you or are you currently providing publicly funded child care?" This will end date the provider agreement and end any current or future authorizations to the program.

Child care programs without a provider agreement: Any child care program signing the provider agreement on or after March 31, 2018 will automatically sign the updated provider agreement.

Please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, if you have any questions.