Administrative Offices
139 Rieger Road

Butler, PA 16001
Phone: 724-287-2761
Fax: 724-287-4205

Child Care Information Services

The CCIS office is the center for child care information and child care assistance in each county or region of Pennsylvania. Subsidies to help parents pay for child care are provided by the Child Care Information Services of Butler County (CCIS) through funds from Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning.  CCIS helps determines the families’ eligibility for a child care subsidy, provides payments to the child care providers, and educates families about quality childcare and early learning programs. 

  • To qualify for subsidized child care, a Parent/Caretaker and, if applicable, spouse or live-in companion must meet some of the basic criteria listed below:
  •  Work an average of at least 20 hours a week or work an average of at least 10 hours a week and attend an eligible program/training an average of at least 10 hours a week.
  • Have gross annual family income that is under 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline.
  • Have a child that needs child care under the age of 13.
  • In addition, older children ages 13 to 19 who are developmentally disabled and unable to care for themselves may also qualify for subsidized care.
  • Teen parents may qualify if they are enrolled in an eligible high school program.

Families receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) or Food Stamps also may qualify for child care assistance under certain conditions determined by their Cash Assistance Office (CAO).

When a parent or caretaker applies for a child care subsidy, they will be given information on the types of child care available and guidelines on how to choose a quality child care program, including information about the Keystone STARS and other early learning programs.  The CCIS can provide unbiased referral lists from a state database of participating regulated child care providers that meet the client’s specific needs. 

A parent may choose the provider of his or her choice that is eligible and willing to participate with the CCIS agency. The parent may choose a child care center, a family day care home, a group day care home or a relative or neighbor to care for his or her child.  Relative or neighbor providers must also have their FBI fingerprint and CareCheck clearances, as well as complete a Mandatory Child Abuse training to participate with the CCIS program.