Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

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.


All CCAP Providers Must Complete Health, Safety and Child Development Training by September 2018

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, Child Abuse and Neglect/Mandated Reporter training, have current CPR/First Aid certification, and What is CCAP? training (for directors and primary caregivers) by September 2018. For more information about training, visit INCCRRA (English) and INCCRRA (Spanish).