Child Care Services

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

CCDF counties served mapCCDF is a federal program that assists low-income families in obtaining child care so that they can work or attend school.

Find out if you qualify.

 

Find a child care provider that accepts CCDF vouchers.

(You may contact your local CCRR for questions about qualified providers. Ask about "Contract Centers" in your area. These are centers that have funds available to help families but you must attend those particular centers to receive that assistance. The income guidelines for these centers are the same as the ones for CCDF. You may also dial 2-1-1 for assistance.)

Find the CCDF office in your area.*

To apply for child care assistance, please download and complete the CCDF pre-application for your region below.

Once it has been processed, you will be notified via mail as to whether your application was approved or denied. Please remember that you must attach proof of your service need or we can not process your application. Only send copies of documentation as originals will not be returned.

*Not in any of our regions? Get more details about CCDF from the Family and Social Services Administration here.


Phone Hotline

If you live in one of the orange counties pictured at right, you can call the live hotline Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00 p.m. at (317) 545-5281 x196 or 1-866-287-2420 x196 (toll free).

Region 3

Counties Served: Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton & Madison

Phone: 1-866-287-2420

Fay Biccard Glick Family Place
3801 N. Temple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Office Hours:  
Monday 8am - 7pm;
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

NACS West
652 N. Girls School Road Suite #230
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Office Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am - 5pm;
Tuesday: 8am - 7pm;
Closed Friday

Gene Glick Family Support Center
1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am - 5pm;
Wednesday: 8am - 7pm;
Friday: Receptionist Only
Second Saturday of every month: 8am - 4:30pm

Downloadable Forms:

Contact the CCDF staff in Region 3.


Region 1C (Lafayette)

Counties Served: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren & White

Phone: 1-855-228-4024

2529 Schuyler Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Second Saturday of every month: 8am - 12pm

Downloadable Forms:

Contact the CCDF staff in Region 1C.


Region 2B (Muncie)

Counties Served: Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Randolph, Wabash & Wells

Phone: 1-866-800-8115

3620 Everbrook Lane, Suite F
Muncie, IN 47304

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm

Downloadable Forms:

Contact the CCDF staff in Region 2B.


Region 5a (New Whiteland)

Counties Served: Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Rush, Shelby, Union & Wayne

Phone: 1-866-494-5330

520 Tracy Road, Suite 160
New Whiteland, IN 46184

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm

Downloadable Forms:

Contact the CCDF staff in Region 5A.


To Qualify for CCDF through Children's Bureau:

  • Parents/foster parents who are working or going to school or have a referral from Department of Child Services (DCS) or a referral from TANF/IMPACT.
  • Be within income guidelines
  • Have proof of identity for all family members
  • Be a resident of the county where you are applying for assistance
  • Children receiving care must be 12 years of age or younger unless they have special needs
  • The child receiving assistance must be a U. S. Citizen or qualified legal alien.

Income Guidelines

Size of Family Pre-Tax Monthly
Income Limit
1 $1,285.00 A family's gross monthly income (before taxes & any other deductions) can not be over 127% of the federal poverty level to be eligible for the program. The family can then remain on the program until income exceeds 85% max of the Indiana Median income guidelines by Family Size. Licensed Foster parents, seeking care for foster children, and parents involved with the Department of Child Services do not have to be within these income guidelines. This table will help you determine whether or not you may qualify for the CCDF Program.
2 $1,742.00
3 $2,199.00
4 $2,656.00
5 $3,114.00
6 $3,571.00
7 $4,028.00
8 $4,485.00
9 $4,942.00
10 $5,400.00
11 $5,857.00
12 $6,314.00
13 $6,771.00
14 $7,228.00
15 $7,686.00
Income amounts are figured on gross (before taxes) income. This includes any overtime, holiday, bonus, sick/vacation, etc. Includes wages, SSI, TANF, unemployment, and child support.   (as of 11-4-18)
On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.

March 1, 2018: On My Way Pre-K applications are now available for grants to eligible children who will be 4-years old, but not yet 5-years old on August 1, 2018, and will be attending kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. These grants will be good for pre-K programs starting in August 2018. Grants will be awarded until all available slots have been filled - families are encouraged to apply early!

Families must be living in one of the twenty pilot counties (Allen, Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Kosciusko, Lake, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh and Vigo counties) and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Child must be 4 but not yet 5-years old by August 1, 2018.
  2. Child must be a resident of Indiana.
  3. Parents/guardians in the household must have a service need (working, going to school, attending job training).
  4. Families must earn less than 127 percent of federal poverty level (FPL). http://www.in.gov/fssa/files/CCDFSlidingFeeSchedule_withCopay.pdf
    ** Family applications in Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will be accepted up to 185% FPL; however, all families at or below 127% must be enrolled first before families at higher income levels will be considered.

**For families who live in Marion County, grants are also available for children who will be 3-years old by August 1, 2018, through Indy Preschool Scholarship Program (IndyPSP) grants. The same Marion county application can be used for both On My Way Pre-K and IndyPSP grants.

Find the On My Way Pre-K program that is right for your family by clicking the search button. Begin contacting and visiting programs now so you are prepared if you are chosen for a grant.

Approved On My Way Pre-K programs may be located in a public or private school, licensed child care center, licensed home or registered ministry as long as that program meets the quality requirements and is a registered On My Way Pre-K provider. Families may choose from full or part-day programs, as well as from programs that end with the school year or continue through the summer.

For more information visit the official FSSA IN government website at
http://in.gov/fssa/carefinder/4932.htm

If you aren't able to use the search button, dial 1-800-299-1627 for personal assistance.