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State and Territory Profile

STATE/TERRITORY PROFILE - GUAM

This profile highlights a current innovative effort to promote a subsidy system that is child-focused, family friendly, and fair to providers. It also provides demographic information, Early Care and Education (ECE) program participation and funding, subsidy innovation and program integrity information, program quality improvement activities, and professional development and workforce initiatives. Sources and links are provided at the end of the document

Demographics

Total Population 12 and Under
Data not available.
Children Living in Working Families
Data not available.
Poverty Statistics
Data not available.

ECE Program Participation and Funding

Percentage and Number of Children/Families Served
CCDF Average Monthly Percentage
of Children in Care By Age Group
CCDF Average Monthly Percentage<br>of Children in Care By Age Group. Under 3-Years Old: 43%; 3 and 4-Years Old: 33%; 5 through 12-Years Old: 24%
CCDF Average Monthly Number
of Children and Families Served
Average Monthly number of Children and Families Served: Children 1100 and Families 700
Average Monthly Percentages of Children Served in All Types of Care
Licensed Providers
Average Monthly Percentages of Children Served in All Types of Care - Licensed or Regulated Providers: Center 99%, Group Home 0%, Family Home 0%, Child's Home 0%
Non-Licensed Providers
Average Monthly Percentages of Children Served in All Types of Care - Legally Operating Without Regulations: Center 0%, Group Home 0%, Family Home 0%, Child's Home 0%
Note: Unregulated provider data includes relative and non-relative care.
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
  • Total CCDF Expenditure (Including Quality):
$1,531,881
  • CCDF Federal Expenditure:
$1,531,881
  • CCDF State/Territory Expenditure:
$0
CCDF Quality Expenditures
  • Total Quality Expenditure:
$26,676
  • Quality Activities (Set Aside Funds):
$133,043
  • Infant and Toddler (Targeted Funds):
$-155,680
  • Quality Expansion Funds (Targeted Funds):
$48,641
  • School-Age/Resource and Referral (Targeted Funds):
$672
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for Child Care
  • TANF – Total Child Care Expenditure:
Not available
Bullet icon TANF – Direct Expenditure on Child Care: Not available
Bullet icon TANF – Transfer to CCDF: Not available
ChildCare Tax Credits
  • Tax Credit Federal Total Amount Claimed:
Not available
  • Tax Credit Federal Number of Claims:
Not available
  • State/Territory Tax Credit Available - 2015:
Not available
  • State/Territory Tax Credit Refundable:
Not available
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • CACFP Funding:
Not available
  • Number of Family Child Care Homes Participating:
Not available
  • Number of Child Care Centers (includes Head Start Programs) Participating:
Not available
Head Start
  • Head Start Federal Allocation:
Not available
  • Head Start State/Territory Allocation:
Not available
  • Number of Children Participating:
534
IDEA Part B, Section 619
  • IDEA Part B Funding:
  • Number of Children Served (Ages 3- through 5-Years-Old):
167
IDEA Part C
  • IDEA Part C Funding:
$1,520,218
  • Number of Children Served (Ages Birth through 2-Years-Old):
114
Pre-kindergarten
  • Pre-kindergarten Total Expenditure:
$362,973
  • Enrollment (4-year-olds and under):
71
Note: Total Expenditure includes all State/Territory, Local, and Federal dollars. In addition to 3 and 4-year-olds, some Pre-kindergarten programs enroll children of other ages.

CCDF Subsidy Program Administration

Income Eligibility Limit as a Percent of State Median Income (SMI)
Family Size 100% of SMI (Monthly) 85% of SMI (Monthly) Lower Than 85% of SMI,
If Used to Limit Eligibility
Amount (Monthly) Percent of SMI
Three $2,686.00 $2,283.00 Not applicable 0
SMI Year and Source:
Waiting Lists
  • The Lead Agency has an active waiting list for any eligible family who applies when they cannot be served at the time of application.
Re-determination Period
  • The re-determination period is 12 months.
Coordinates or Aligns Re-determination Periods With Which Programs
  • Yes
Prioritize Services for Eligible Children and Families
  • Children with special needs receive priority over other CCDF-eligible families. Providers receive higher rates for caring for children with special needs requiring additional care.
  • Children in families with very low incomes receive priority over other CCDF-eligibility families. Children in families with very low incomes receive waived co-payments if income is at or below the Federal Poverty Level.
Use of Grants and Contracts

5% of child care services are provided through grants/contracts

Grants or contracts for child care services are used to support programs In providing higher quality services.

Grants or contracts for child care services are used to support programs in providing comprehensive services.

Payment Rates for Licensed Child Care Services -
Age Center Family Child Care
Infant 46.00/day 46.00/day
Toddler 41.00/day 41.00/day
Preschool 41.00/day 41.00/day
School Age 42.00/day 42.00/day
 
Effective date of payment rates:

Market Rate Survey (MRS) Date: May 1, 2013

Payment rate ceiling in relations to the most current MRS for all rate areas and age categories: Center 75th percentile or above; FCC 75th percentile or above

Differential Rates
Differential rates are used for the following types of care:
  • children with special needs
  • Infants and toddlers
Sliding Fee Scale and Family Contribution
Minimum Family Contribution Maximum Family Contribution for First Child Maximum Family Contribution for Multiple Children Sliding Fee Scale Effective Date
No fee 50% of cost of care 50% of cost of care
Family Contribution Waiver
NO families with income at or below the poverty level for a family of the same size ARE required to pay a fee.

Health and Safety

Number of Licensed Programs and Licensed Capacity
Type Number of Licensed Programs Licensed Capacity
Child Care Centers 40 275
Family Child Care Homes 2 6
Group Family Child Care Homes 2 12
Definition of Licensed Group and Family Child Care Homes
Group Child Care Homes:Number of children allowed* 7-12
Family Child Care Homes: Number of children allowed 1-6
*Lower number is the threshold for licensing. Home-based providers caring for fewer children would be exempt from licensing.
Child-Staff Ratios and Group Size by Age of Children for Child Care Centers
Age of Children Child-Staff Ratio Group Size
Infant (11 months) 4:1 0
Toddler (35 months) 10:1 0
Preschool (59months) 15:1 Group size not regulated
School-age (6 years) 20:1 Group size not regulated
School-age (10 years and older) 20:1 0
Criminal Background Checks Required by Type of Program
Type Child Care Centers Group Child Care Homes Family Child Care Homes
Criminal History Records Yes Yes Yes
Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprints No No No
Sex Offender Registry Yes Yes Yes
Signed Statement About Criminal Status Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Preservice Qualifications and Ongoing Training Requirements
Role Minimum Preservice Qualifications Ongoing Training Hours
Center Teacher Level 1 Initial Early Childhood Provider Certificate 0
Center Director Level 3 Early Childhood Master Provider/Early Childhood Director Certificate 0
Family Child Care Home Provider None 0
Group Child Care Home Provider None 15
Types of Routine Visits Conducted
Type Announced Unannounced Frequency of Routine Visits
Child Care Centers Yes Yes Once a year
Family Child Care Home Provider Yes Yes Once a year
Group Child Care Home Provider Yes Yes Once a year

Quality Improvement

Supports to Programs to Improve Quality
  • TA is available for attaining and maintaining licensing compliance
No
  • TA is available for attaining and maintaining quality standards beyond licensing
No
  • TA is available for attaining and maintaining accreditation
No
  • TA is linked to entering the QRIS or targeted to help programs move in QRIS
No
Financial Incentives and Supports for Programs
  • Grants to meet or maintain licensing
No
  • Grants to meet QRIS or similar quality levels
No
  • One-time awards or bonuses on completion of quality standard attainment
No
  • Tiered reimbursement tied to quality for children receiving subsidy
No
  • On-going, periodic grants or stipends tied to improving/maintaining quality
No
  • Tax credits tied to meeting program quality standards
No
Quality Assurance and Monitoring
  • Environment Rating Scale (e.g., ECERS, ITERS, SACERS, FDCRS)
No
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
No
  • Program Assessment Scales (PAS) for child care centers or Business Administration Scale (BAS) for family child care homes
No
  • State/Territory uses customized instrument, including submission of written documentation, developed for the quality improvement system
No
Outreach and Consumer Education
  • State/Territory uses symbols or simple icons to communicate levels of quality for child care programs
No
  • State/Territory uses this information for resource and referral and consumer education services with parents who are seeking care
No
  • State/Territory uses this information to educate parents who are enrolling in the subsidy system
No
  • State/Territory uses this information in a searchable database on the web
No
  • State/Territory promotes voluntarily posting symbols or icons visibly in programs
No
  • State/Territory mandates posting symbols or icons visibly in programs
No
  • State/Territory uses this information in marketing and public awareness campaigns
No
  • State/Territory uses the media to reach public to parents and the communicate about levels of quality for child care programs
No
Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
  • State/Territory has a QRIS or similar quality improvement system that includes linked activities in all five elements
 
Bullet icon Operating state/territory-wide No
Bullet icon Operating as a pilot or in a few localities No
  • State/Territory is in the development phase of a QRIS or similar quality improvement system
Yes
  • State/Territory has no plans for the development of a QRIS or similar quality improvement system
Yes
  • Types of providers eligible to participate in QRIS: None

Early Learning Standards

ELGs Developed by Age Group
  • Birth to 3 years
  • 3 to 5 years

Coordination

Coordination and Partnership Efforts to Support the Implementation of CCDF
  • Formal early childhood and/or school-age coordination plans
Yes
  • Designated entity responsible for coordination- state/territory-wide early childhood and/or school-age cabinet/advisory council/task force/ commission
No
  • Designated entity responsible for coordination- state advisory council
Yes
  • Designated entity responsible for coordination- local coordination/council
No

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