Purpose: The Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Lycoming County works to insure that eligible parents/caretakers are able to choose high-quality early care for their children while they work and/or attend school.
Vision: All Lycoming County families will have access to high-quality care for their children, fostering successful futures in school and in life.
Resource and Referral Services: All Lycoming County citizens are eligible to receive Resource and Referral Services. Using client information, the CCIS will create a child care referral list tailored to client needs. The CCIS can also provide valuable information to assist you in choosing quality care for your child.
Help Paying for Child Care: Eligibility for subsidized child care is based on your family size and income. You must be residents of Lycoming County and be employed for at least twenty (20) hours a week or a parent/caretaker attending high school.
If you are an adult attending training you must work at least ten (10) hours a week After the ten (10) hour work requirement is met, the combination of work and training must meet the twenty (20) hour requirement.
To find out if you are eligible you may complete an application on-line at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/CMHOM.aspx. To obtain a paper application you may stop by our office located at 2138 Lincoln Street, Williamsport, PA or call (570) 601-9707 and request an application packet be mailed to you.
The CCIS can provide valuable information to assist you choosing quality care for your child. The CCIS offers Parent Choice Child Care. Parent_ Choice child care is a system that offers parents, who are eligible for state-subsidized_ child care, the ability to choose from a wide variety of child care options
As you search for quality child care, reach for Keystone STARS. Choosing the right child care for your family is a huge decision, but chances are you have to make this decision right away - and it has to be close and not cost too much. Keystone STARS helps you know what to expect when picking a program. Child care programs that participate in Keystone STARS meet standards for teacher quality, classroom and learning activities, working with you to support your child, and managing their program. Programs can earn from one to four Stars – the more Stars, the higher the quality. You know that they are meeting certain quality standards by their STAR rating – it can help narrow your search and get you to the right program faster. Visit www.papromiseforchildren.com and select “Keystone STARS” for more information.