What is a unit of care?

A unit of care is determined by the number of hours and time of day that a child spends in child care.

Number of hours in care:

    • Part day (30 minutes to 2 hours and 59 minutes per day)
    • Half day (3 to 4 hours and 59 minutes per day)
    • Full day (5 to 10 hours per day)

Time of day care is provided:

    • Daytime care (Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
    • Evening care (Monday through Friday from 7:01 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.)  
    • Weekend care (6 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday)

NOTE: Care that begins or ends during evening or weekend is considered an evening or weekend unit of care.

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