Ways to Pay
Early childhood education plays a vital role in Indiana’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential to children, families and communities, helping kids recover from learning loss and prepare for educational journeys ahead while allowing parents and caregivers to work. We understand that the cost of childcare may be significant. For that reason, we offer special funding for those who qualify.
Child Care & Development Fund – CCDF
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that helps low-income families get child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. In Indiana, CCDF is managed by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) in the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.
To apply for the CCDF voucher program, you can visit EarlyEdConnect.FSSA.IN.gov or contact your local intake agent.
Families currently receiving CCDF can access the Indiana e-Child Care website. The website offers hands-on, user-friendly information to Indiana families who receive CCDF services including case information, voucher information, child attendance, payments received by child care providers and the opportunity to approve or deny late attendance.
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.
Indiana’s Build, Learn, Grow program helps build reliable child care infrastructure, creates new learning opportunities for young students and helps our communities grow. Qualifying families (essential workers) can receive scholarships covering up to 80% of their child’s early care and education and out-of-school learning programs.