July 19, 2010
Dear Child Care Providers,
As you likely know, finger imaging for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is now occurring statewide. Finger imaging is a requirement for Tracking of Time Services (TOTS), the new electronic payment system for CCAP.
Using TOTS is the only way you will be paid by the state for time that CCAP recipients spend in your child care facility. Please help us ensure that you receive timely and continued payments by encouraging parents and caregivers in the CCAP program to undergo finger imaging before the July 25th
A flyer is available on the DCFS website that you can download, print, copy, separate (there are two per page) and distribute to your clients. Find the flyer at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/TOTSFlyer
Finger imaging is not a finger print. Please reassure any concerned parents/care givers that finger imaging simply measures physical characteristics and converts this into a numeric code to identify a person. This information will not be shared with any other state or federal agency.
If you have any questions about TOTS, please visit the TOTS Information for Providers page on the DCFS website -- www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/TOTSProviders
You (and parents/care givers) can find a list of locations where finger imaging is taking place at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/TOTS