Attention Child Care Centers and Homes receiving CCAP:

As part of the transition to the new Child Care Management System (CCMS), some Child Care Providers may see a payment delay of 10-14 business days or possibly more.  IDHS has issued a new update to all providers, which you may view here.  We appreciate your patience as we are working diligently through this difficult transition.

Illinois Families and the Cost of Child Care - FY13 Downloadable Report 


News and Events

New changes from IDHS for Child Care Assistance Applications take effect Tuesday, January 14th. How does this affect me?

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