Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Determining Family Household Size

Revised:

13.1

MANDATORY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD UNIT

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The following family members must be included in the household unit:

 

        The natural or adoptive parent or caretaker.

 

        The married spouse of the parent or caretaker, if residing in the home.

 

        A second parent or alleged parent of the children needing care when he or she is residing in the home, even if unmarried to the parent/caretaker.

 

        All children needing child care who are residing in the home and for whom the parent/caretaker has primary responsibility for care and control and who are related within a specified degree relationship.

 

        Any child needing child care residing in the home for whom the parent/caretaker or married spouse has primary responsibility for care and control.

 

        Any child siblings to the child needing care, including those siblings over age 18 or under 19 if the sibling is still attending high school.

 

 

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