Child Care Information Services
Looking for quality, affordable child care?
Call: 412- 261-CARE (2273)
E-mail: Child Care Information
Visit: COMPASS (Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services)
What is Child Care Information Services?
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) is a state and federally funded program provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare. Every family who calls for child care referrals or subsidy guidelines is given information about this program.
Am I Eligible?
To qualify, the parent(s) must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week or attending school/training for a minimum of 10 hours while working at least 10 hours, and the family's gross monthly income must be less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. There are special provisions for teen parents and parents who are coming off of cash assistance.
How does it work?
Once eligible, you are assigned a fee based on income and family size. You may choose any child care provider that either has a current CCIS agreement or is willing to get one. Your fee is paid directly to your chosen child care provider upon enrollment in the subsidy program. Any legal child care provider may participate in this "parent-choice" program, including Relative/Neighbor and In-Home providers.
- Types of available child care
- Choosing quality child care that meets my family needs
- The Keystone Stars Program
- Financial assistance for child care
- Child care providers in the geographic area of your choice
Mon - Fri
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 7:00pm
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
....for every woman