• Parents who have been approved for child care benefits from the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) are required to help pay for the cost of their child care.
  • You MUST make a payment, called the Parent Co-Payment, to your child care provider each month.
  • The amount of your parent co-payment is shown on the Approval Notice.
  • The Department will pay your provider directly for the remaining child care charges up to the maximum rate. The Department will not pay for any child care charges over the maximum rate.
  • Your provider will tell you when to pay the parent co-payment, each week or once a month. The total co-payment amount you pay your provider each month should be the same as the monthly co-payment amount listed on the Approval Notice.
  • If you have more than one provider, only one provider will be assigned to collect the parent co-payment. The amount of the parent co-payment will be shown on the Approval Notice for the provider assigned to collect the parent co-payment. The Approval Notice will show if the provider is not assigned to collect the parent co-payment.
  • The amount of your parent co-payment is based on gross monthly income and family size.