Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610.344.6000

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Child Care Information Services (CCIS)
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) has been designated as the hub for child care information in Chester County. CCIS manages the subsidized child day care program, which is a Federal and State funded program through a contract with the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Child Development and Early Learning DPW/OCDEL).  Funding is provided for children from birth to 13 years of age whose parents/caretakers are employed or whose minor parent is enrolled in an educational program to pursue a high school diploma or GED.  Services are also available to families who receive TANF, Food Stamps or General assistance from the County Assistance Office (CAO) AND have been approved by the CAO to receive childcare funding. Parents/caretakers can apply online
 
CCIS also provides resource and referral services and can help families find a childcare provider that best meets their needs.  Our staff can customize provider lists to meet your needs.  CCIS also helps families access other services such as affordable housing and affordable health insurance.  Parents/caretakers may choose any licensed, registered or minimally certified (Relative Neighbor R/N) provider who signs a contract for funding through this agency. NOTE: DPW/OCDEL does NOT regulate R/N care but does require that potential providers comply with Carecheck ( DPW background clearance program).  Parents/caretakers can get information online about state based early education programs or even search for a child care provider.
 
If you are a prospective child care provider, you can access online Certification information.  If you are an existing provider, you can access Provider Self-Service.
 
CCIS can provide information to you about OCDEL initiatives such as Pre-K Counts. This program provides high quality pre-kindergarten opportunities to three and four year olds throughout the Commonwealth. More Information...
 
Keystone Stars is a continuous quality improvement initiative.  It was developed to support, and recognize the endeavors to improve the quality of care in early learning and school age programs in Pennsylvania. More Information...
 
Please feel free to contact us about any of the services that we provide:

Toll Free: 1-800-870-2323
Local: 610-344-5717
Fax: 610-344-4470



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