Helps eligible families pay for child care expenses at their chosen provider. Offers customized child care provider listings upon request. Provides "getting started" information to persons interested in opening a child care facility. Offers community resource and referral services to all families. This project serves Clarion and Jefferson Counties.
Finding Child Care
Parents and child care providers form an important partnership in the healthy development of children. Choose a provider that meets your family's needs. Child Care Information Services is here to help you!
Community Action, Inc. and Child Care Information Services (CCIS) does not endorse, recommend or underwrite the service of any child care facility, nor does it comment on the quailty of care rendered.
For specific information regarding a certified or registered child care facility or to report a complaint about a child care facility, contact the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - Western Region office toll free at 1-800-222-2149.
Paying for Child Care
CCIS may be able to help pay for your child care if you:
- Meet income guidelines (call the CCIS for details) AND
- Meet work and/or training requirements
- Must work a minimum of 20 hours a week, or
- Can work at least 10 hours a week and attend an approved college or training program at least 10 hours a week
- Are eligible for child care as determined by the County Assistance Office
- Are a teen parent enrolled in High School. Teen parents do not have to be working and will not go to a waiting list.
- Meet other applicable requirements.
CALL THE CCIS for an application or APPLY ONLINE at http://www.compass.state.pa.us. Compass is a website providing online access to social services for Pennsylvanians. The site is secure and your information is kept completely confidential.
Please note not everyone needs an application. Please call CCIS for more details.
Opening A Child Care Facility
You can also visit these websites for additional information:
CCIS staff can provide information to anyone interested in opening a child care facility or expanding a current program.
Local Phone: (814) 938-5866Toll Free: (877) 580-6739Fax: (814) 938-5917
Community Action, Inc.'s East Mahoning Office
2nd Floor of the PNC Bank Building
200 East Mahoning Street
CCIS of Clarion and Jefferson Counties
c/o Community Action, Inc.
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney PA 15767-1209
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
While our office is closed on all state holidays, our phone and fax are always available.