Child Care Information Services
Looking for Safe, Affordable Child Care?
Visit us...we can help.
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh manages the Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Allegheny County. Our professional staff provides tips on how to identify quality early learning and helps families find the child care services they need. We can help you find qualified child care providers near your home or office and give you information on provider fees, services, and participation in Keystone STARS or NAEYC Accreditation. CCIS services are free to all Allegheny County families, regardless of family income.
Contact CCIS today!
Child Care Information, 412- 261-2273 (CARE) or 1-800-392-3131, Fax: 412-246-4543
CCIS also provides child care subsidies to eligible families (PDF) with children up to the age of 13 if the parent is working or enrolled in training/education programs; older children ages 13 to 19 with a physical or emotional disability and unable to care for themselves may also qualify for subsidized care. Parents/caretakers may choose any child care facility that participates in the CCIS program. CCIS pays a portion of the child care costs directly to the child care facility/provider (determined by income level), and parent/caretakers pay a small portion based on family size and income.
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Interested in Becoming a Child Care Provider?
Register and earn more as a child-care home provider. Learn how...
- Contact the Department of Human Services
- Research the regulations and requirements
- Review the benefits (PDF)
Already a provider? Be sure you've completed your Mandated ReportingTraining.
These services are funded through Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services.
COMPASS is the State of PA's online system that provides many options for finding assistance including child care subsidy, cash assistance, medical assistance, food stamps and more.
Pennsylvania's Promise for Children is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of providing every young child in Pennsylvania with access to quality early learning opportunities.