Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

IDHS' Child Care Assistance Program provides low-income, working families with access to affordable, quality child care that allows them to continue working and contributes to the healthy, emotional and social development of the child. CCAP can help families pay for care in center-based or home settings. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size and income.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

All CCAP Providers Must Complete Health, Safety and Child Development Training by September 2017

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) partners with child care providers to serve low income families through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). To help ensure the health and safety of children, the Federal government is now requiring that all child care providers complete specific health, safety and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification, and complete annual training hours by September 2017. For more information CLICK HERE.  

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Information and Tools for Existing CCAP Providers

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