BCIU - Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Berks County

Berks County Intermediate Unit

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United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceTo help families find, select and pay for quality child care. Provide free child care resource and referral services to the Berks County community. Subsidized child care program for Berks County which helps low-income working families, teen parents pursuing a high school diploma, and families making the transition from welfare to work pay their child care fees.
Geographical AreaBerks
Intake ProcedureSubmit an application.
Intake RequirementsProvide proof of Berks County residency. Provide proof of identification.
Helpful TipsThere is a waiting list for funding. Exception: The County Assistance Office determines child care eligibility for families receiving cash assistance and other welfare benefits and refers those families to CCIS for services. There is no waiting list for eligible families making the transition from welfare dependency to work.
Client Information
Target PopulationParents
Age GroupChildren
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityMeet income guidelines; need child care in order to work 20 hours or more per week, or work at least 10 hours per week and receive training for at least 10 hours per week, or be a teen parent pursuing a high school diploma full timee; pay a portion of child care expenses (co-pay); select an eligible child care provider. There are no eligibility requirements to receive child care resource and referral services.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesService is free; most families will pay a portion of their child care expenses. The amount of this co-payment is determined by family size and income.
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Deb Sittler
Contact's Position Secretary
Contact's Phone 610-987-2247
Contact's Email ccis@berksiu.org
Physical Site Address 1 1111 Commons Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19605
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 16050
Mailing City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19612
Main Phone 610-987-2247
TDD Phone 610-987-8401
Other Phone 800-257-3038
Fax 610-987-8428
Service Location Email ccis@berksiu.org
Web Address www.berksiu.org/ccis
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Berks County Intermediate Unit
Affiliated Program: Berks County Intermediate Unit
This Service: BCIU - Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Berks County
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Care Expense Assistance (NL-3000.1500)
Child Care Provider Referrals (PH-2400.1500)