Child Care Information Services ( CCIS ) - Allegheny County - North/South

Child Care and Early Learning Programs

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe CCIS is a state and federally funded program that provides resources on types of child care available and how to select quality child care, including Keystone STARS facilities; referrals to child care providers meeting specific needs; and financial assistance to pay for child care.
Intake ProcedureCall, or for access to applications for CCIS, go to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Access to Social Services (COMPASS) to find a provider.
Intake RequirementsCCIS: proof of income, training (employment/school verification), and unearned income. None for other programs.
Additional RequirementsCall for income eligibility guidelines.
Helpful TipsAt CCIS, we encourage families to be well informed of their child care options and to make decisions toward quality early care and education.
Client Information
Target PopulationParents
Languages SpokenTele-interpreter Service used as needed.
EligibilityParent(s) must be working 20 hours per week or be attending school or training 10 hours per week while working at least 10 hours per week. The family's monthly income must be less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Special provisions are made for teen parents and parents receiving TANF benefits through the County Assistance office.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesMany free; some services by contract.
Fee AmountsAfter eligibility is determined, family is assigned a co-payment based on income and family size. This fee is paid directly to the child care provider upon enrollment in the subsidy program.
Hours of Operation Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday, 7:30am to 6:30pm (after 4:30 CCIS is open for scheduled appointments ONLY)
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 305 Wood Street
Physical Site Address 2 2nd Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Main Phone 412-261-2273
Hotline Phone 800-392-3131
Fax 412-391-9808
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Child Care and Early Learning Programs
This Service: Child Care Information Services ( CCIS ) - Allegheny County - North/South
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Care Expense Assistance (NL-3000.1500)
Child Care Provider Referrals (PH-2400.1500)