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What Is Child Care Assistance (CCDF)?

What Is Child Care Assistance CCDF

Indiana's child care assistance is made possible by the Child Care and Development Fund or CCDF. CCDF is a federal program that helps low-income families access quality child care. The program helps families so that they may continue to work, attend training, or further their education.

How to Apply for Child Care Assistance

To apply for child care assistance, complete an application at If you do not have an Early Ed Connect account, follow the steps listed on Create Your Account to make one. Once you apply, your local eligibility office will contact you with the next steps in the process.

Find an Eligibility Office

If you need help finding your local eligibility office, click on the map below.

Find Child Care

Once your local eligibility office has approved your application, you must then choose a provider. Need help finding a child care provider? Visit or contact Indiana 211 at 1-800-299-1627.

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