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Child Care Development Fund program



The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) helps low-income families get child care. The CCDF federal program helps families so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. It aims to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care.




Considering your child care options? Check out these resources that help you make the most of your CCDF voucher.

Learn more about finding quality care.


Indiana child care search supports can help you find a program that fits your family needs, including location, fees, preferred Paths to QUALITY level (reminder: higher levels mean higher CCDF reimbursement rates). Online, visit Child Care Finder or start a chat conversation below. On the phone, call Brighter Futures Indiana at 1-800-299-1627.
Discover what quality care looks like in Indiana.


Hoosier families have lots of child care and early learning programs to choose from. Learn more about quality and safety in those settings, Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY program, and the kinds of programs, including centers, home-based and faith-based child cares, in our state.
Connect with a CCDF intake agency.


Every Indiana county is served by a CCDF intake agency. Curious about what happens at a CCDF intake appointment? They’ll help you get started. You’ll also get information about the provider you’ve chosen. Plus, you’ll have the chance to chat about other services available to many Hoosiers.
Explore updates and new policies for Indiana’s CCDF program.


Scroll down to learn more about the ways CCDF is changing in 2018 and beyond. Updates include enhanced consumer education, an improved consumer statement, updated suspension and expulsion policies, and new eligibility guidance.

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