Licensed Family Child Care Home - Licensed Child Care Center - License-Exempt Provider


When a family is enrolled or enrolling in one of The Resource Connection childcare subsidy programs, sometimes the needs of the family do not match what the available licensed child care providers offer. In such a case, the family may choose a family member, neighbor or friend (who is willing and able), to care for the children as an individual License-Exempt Provider.

An Individual License-Exempt Provider (LEP):

  • Is when a license is not required by the State of California.
  • Includes family/relatives or TrustLine registered providers.
  • Can only care for the children of one family (and their own children if appropriate).

How to become an Individual License-Exempt Provider

  1. The family notifies their Subsidy Coordinator that someone they trust is willing and able to provide care for their children
  2. We will contact the caregiver to discuss the License-Exempt Provider enrollment process and mail an enrollment package
  3. Caregiver will complete the enrollment package and return it to The Resource Connection
  4. We will confirm completion of requirements and issue a start date to the family and caregiver

Subsidized care will not start until all requested information is submitted to The Resource Connection. Family members can start subsidized child care upon receiving confirmation of their start date. Providers may contact us for a listing of EMSA approved CPR/First Aid classes. Reimbursements, limited to $150.00, a copay may be available.

Download CPR/First Aid Reimbursement Form

TrustLine Registry

TrustLine is a registry of individuals who have passed the California Department of Justice's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's fingerprint record checks. Receiving a TrustLine clearance means that a person has no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California.

The purposes of becoming a TrustLine child care provider are twofold. First, it gives the family a sense of security that the caregiver is not only serious about meeting the family's needs, but that the care giver may be entrusted with the care of children. Second, in order to provide child care for a family that is subsidized, the State of California mandates that a non-relative child care provider must be registered on the TrustLine registry.

In addition to the above, all non-relative LEPs must follow the steps below to become TrustLine registered:

  1. Fill out the TrustLine registry (TLR-001) and Live Scan (TLR 9163) applications provided as part of the enrollment package.
  2. Make an appointment for the Live Scan fingerprinting procedure. The Live Scan operator will complete the Live Scan application. ( Live Scan Locations

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  3. Return the TrustLine applications to The Resource Connection along with the completed enrollment package
  4. The Resource Connection will wait for the TrustLine clearance. Providers will receive notification once they are cleared or if they are denied.
  5. Upon receiving TrustLine clearance, we will confirm completion of requirements and issue a start date to the family and caregiver

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TrustLine Phone Number - 1-800-822-8490