Applying for Child Care Connection Hawaiʻi?
Here are some tips!
Who can apply?
- Parent (birth, adoptive, foster, hānai) or legal guardian of the child.
- You need help paying for child care and you are:
- Going to school
- About to start a job
- Job training
What you'll need
- You, the applicant, will need to submit copies of your valid state or government-issued ID and if you have a co-applicant, their valid state or government-issued ID.
If you are self-employed, the following is needed at minimum. Requirements vary depending on the type of business.
- GE tax license
- G-45 tax filing form or Tax returns
- Income generated for the past 2 months prior to the application date
- Proof of your employment/school/job offer/job training:
- Pay stubs (best to have 2 months, but 1 month is OK)
- Offer from employer with start date (can request a letter from employer)
- Job offer must include the scheduled start date, work schedule (days/hours) and pay information (how much, when paid, and how often paid)
- Job training verification must include a start and end date
- School enrollment forms that show credit or hours enrolled
- Days of the week attending classes
- Online class schedule
- Have a child care provider already selected or considering to use.
- This helps during the interview so the case manager can send appropriate documents for the selected provider after the interview.
- If you haven’t selected a provider or you don’t know of any, CCCH can assist you by connecting you with PATCH, which can provide support with selecting licensed providers.
Before you send in, make sure …
- Your application is complete with your signature (and your co-applicant’s signature).
- You’ve attached/included copies of the Department of Health Birth certificate for ALL minor children in the household.
- If you’ve ordered certificates but they haven’t arrived, send the receipt from Department of Health. You’ll still need to submit a copy of the birth certificate when it arrives, but this allows the application to start processing. Link: https://vitrec.ehawaii.gov/vitalrecords/
- You’ve included copies of your (applicant’s) valid state or government-issued ID (and your co-applicant’s valid state or government-issued ID).
- If you’re employed, you’ve included the past 2 months of income verification; if not, you’ve included your job offer letter.
After you apply
- When calling to follow up on status, leave a detailed message if possible and at minimum, your name and good contact number for a return call. Very important to leave a phone number!
- After the application is submitted and registered, a telephone interview will need to be completed to determine your eligibility for the CCCH program.
- After the interview, documents will be provided to you to be completed by you and your provider. There is a 10-day deadline to return these documents.
- Documents may be faxed, mailed, emailed, or dropped off at any CCCH office. Please refer to the closest office to you for fax, mail, email information.