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1 e-Child Care Time and Attendance Tracking System December 17, 2010 Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development 1

2 e-Child Care Kick-Off Event Welcome and Introductions Program Purpose/Overview Introduction of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) Power Point Presentation Demonstration of Provider Portal Discussion of Oklahoma program Questions and Answers Wrap Up POS Production Demonstration –Jeanette Page-Hawkins, Director, Division of Family Development (DFD) –Jeanette Page-Hawkins –Walter Olfson, Project Manager (ACS) Lisa Henley, Director of Card Programs (ACS) –Stephen Solitro, Implementation Manager ACS) –Lisa Henley –Jeanette Page-Hawkins Shonda Laurel, Acting Assistant Director (DFD) Lisa Henley, Walter Olfson, Stephen Solitro –Jeanette Page-Hawkins –Lisa Henley Walter Olfson Stephen Solitro 2 Agenda

3 Stakeholders 3 New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development Families Providers Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), A Xerox Company Implemented e-Child Care in Oklahoma, Indiana, Texas, Colorado and Louisiana Implementing New Jersey, Ohio, Alabama, and Virginia.

4 Why is New Jersey implementing e-Child Care? To automate manual processes To increase accountability To pay providers quicker – (providers will be paid bi- weekly, two weeks in arrears) To facilitate accurate and timely tracking and verification of child care attendance To provide real-time reporting capabilities 4

5 Benefits of e-Child Care Timely, consistent and accurate payments Access to real-time information on transactions including approvals and denials Real-time access to attendance records More frequent payments to Providers (bi-weekly) Detailed payment information available on the Provider Web Portal 5

6 What remains the same? Parent Applicant Provider Agreements (PAPAs) All Office of Licensing and Food and Nutrition Services mandatory record keeping requirements must be maintained State child care licensing policies related to individuals authorized to pick up children are still enforced 6

7 Provider Requirements All providers will need the following: A land line telephone A banking account to receive direct deposits 7

8 How Does It Work? There are two different processes for recording attendance. –One for child care centers –One for in-home providers 8

9 Equipment Needed Licensed providers receive a Point of Service (POS) terminal Registered and approved home providers will need a land line telephone for the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) – Toll free number 9

10 Child Care Centers - POS Child Care Centers will use a land line Requires an electrical outlet (needed for POS terminal) One POS terminal will be provided for every 25 children authorized by CCR&R Installers will provide one-on-one training on the POS terminal (how to use, access reports, maintenance and where to get help) to include: Quick Reference Guide Provider Training manual Providers will be reimbursed for POS paper If equipment is not returned to ACS, (lost, stolen or intentionally broken) you will be debited the replacement cost of the equipment 10

11 The POS Terminal Process Child Care Centers: Parent uses the POS terminal and follows these steps to enter their childs attendance: Step 1: Parent/Applicant or designee slides card through the POS terminal Step 2: Enter Personal Identification Number (PIN) Step 3: Select one of the options: Check in/out, Previous in/out Step 4: Enter the Child(s) 2-digit number (01, 02, 03, etc.) Step 5: Press enter to complete transaction 11

12 In-Home Providers - IVR Must have a land line telephone Parents must place the call to check children in/out of care Providers will receive the following training materials: Quick Reference Guide Provider Training manual Parents will receive training on how to use the IVR 12

13 Our Families Parents who have a Families First EBT card will use the same card for child care. Parents who receive child care only, will receive a card in the mail within 3-4 days, once their PAPA has been established by the CCR&R The parent/applicant may select up to two additional designees to check-in/out their children. Designees will need to sign up for a Families First EBT card through the CCR&R At no time will child care designees have access to Family First benefits If the parent/applicant is an employee of the center, they can be the designee for their child/children. 13

14 Validation of Swipes/IVR 14 The POS/IVR transaction is sent to the e-Child Care system for verification: 1.Is the card active 2.Is the PIN correct 3.Is the provider eligible for payment 4.Is the case active 5.Is their an approved Parent Applicant Provider Agreement (PAPA) 6.Is the transaction coming from an expected location? 7.Does the child have available days/hours If any validation points are not confirmed, the transaction is denied – and the provider knows before care is delivered. If all these checks are confirmed, the transaction is approved.

15 Common Questions What if the parent/applicant or designee forgets to record attendance? –Attendance can be entered for the current day or previous nine days of care so parents have in effect, 14 days to enter any missing transactions on the POS or IVR What if the parent is not available to record attendance? –Each household will be allowed a maximum of three cards. (The head of household and up to two designees). 15

16 Common Questions - continued What if the entry cant be done (phone line problems, POS device problems, system problems caused by weather or other factors)? –POS terminal problems 1.Providers must call the ACS Provider Help Desk and report the POS problem immediately. The Customer Service Rep will try and assist the provider in resolving the issue 2.If the problem cannot be resolved, ACS will overnight a new POS terminal to the provider 3.The parent must then make or correct swipes within 14 days –Line or system problems 1.The POS device stores entries for up to 14 days so they can be transmitted when the problem is resolved using the Store and Forward, or SAF feature. 16

17 e-Child Care Support Support for Providers and Families is provided through various forms: –POS generated attendance reports for reconciliation –Provider web portal –Provider manuals for both POS and IVR –Provider Help Desk 24/7, with live customer service representatives –CCR&R and DFD staff 17

18 Provider Portal Live Demo of Provider Portal Functionalities 18

19 Questions and Answers 19

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