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Childcare: The Administrative Side


Churches try to eliminate barriers to participation by providing child care: some provide child care at the church, some suggest that parents take turns providing child care, some suggest swapping child care with other groups, some ask teens to provide the child care, some ask the parents to select babysitters from their personal babysitter list.
Some churches want to give the parents money to pay the child care provider, some give money to the leader to pay for child care, some ask the parents to pay the child care worker, and a few churches actually employee the child care workers.
  • What are the legal risks involved in providing child care off site in a member's home?
  • What are the risks if there is an injury, or an incident of sexual misconduct by child care workers due to lack of screening and lack of supervision.
  • You will learn:
    • the tax rules regarding reimbursement for child care expenses,
    • whether the child care worker is an independent contractor or whether they should be church employees
    • insurance issues that arise when the church has events, such as small groups, off-site
    • issues that arises when the church treats the worker as an independent contractor
    • potential consequences of not providing adequate supervision is someone is hurt or injured

    CEU Information

    This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU credit toward CCA certification and retention. Please  refer to certification guidelines to insure you are in proper compliance for credit. After completing the course you will be offered a CEU request form to complete and make your request.

    CPE credit is not available for e-lab programs.