Child Care Information Services
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, through its Child Care Information Services Agencies, administers the Subsidized Child Day Care Program for low-income families and makes resource and referral services available to all citizens of Pennsylvania.
Child Care Information Services Agencies are dedicated to providing all services courteously, to help families receive all of the services for which they are eligible, and to help families access all needed resources in a community.
Guidelines for Eligibility
You must submit an Application to the CCIS office to see if you meet the guidelines for the subsidized child care program. You can obtain an application by calling the office, or you can apply online.
The following are the basic guidelines:
- You must live in Pennsylvania
- Have a child or children who need child care while you work and/or attend an education program
- Meet income guidelines for your family size
- Work 20 or more hours a week – or-
- Work 10 hours and go to school or train for 10 hours a week
- Have a promise of a job that will start within 30 days of your application for subsidized child care
- Teen parents must attend an education program
- The child who needs care must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residency
- Have proof of identification for each parent or caretaker in the home.
The annual income for a family to be eligible to receive subsidy if 200 percent or less of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines:
(Note: The above information provides only general guidelines. Other conditions may apply. Please contact our office for additional information/assistance.)
Resource and Referral Services Available
You may contact the Child Care Information Services for resource and referral services. We can assist you in finding a facility that meets your needs. You can also find a listing of regulated child care providers through the Online Child Care Provider Search. To request information regarding a facility’s certification or registration history, current certification status, and verified complaint history you may contact the Regional Child Development Office or review a facilities history Online.