Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.


We know how important it is for you to find quality child care for your child. The Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency are working together to support families to get the information and resources the need to find and select the best child care for their child.

How may we help you?

Select the link below:

Eligibility/How to Apply?

What is High Quality Child Care

What are Developmental Screenings?

Tips to Identify Quality Child Care

Search for local Child Care Providers

Serious Occurrences Involving Licensed Facilities

Serious Occurrences Involving License Exempt Providers

More information/Helpful Links/Reports

* Need help navigating this Website? Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency (CCR&R).

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154 or Email Us
  • 1-866-324-5553 TTY