Getting Started

    • The Child Development and Care Handbook has been updated as of November 8, 2021.

    • To see if you qualify for payment assistance, check out the Parent section of our website for details.

Contact US

    • For Questions Regarding:
    • Being a license exempt child care provider call 866-990-3227, ext. 1.
    • Your billing or child care payments call 866-990-3227 ext. 2.
    • License exempt provider criminal history reviews call 866-990-3227, ext. 5.
    • For child care licensing information call 866-685-0006 or visit
    • Great Start to Quality Orientation training, call 877.614.7328 or visit

What's New

    • Child Care Call Center Hours: Beginning Monday August 16, 2021, CDC will have new call center hours. Our Hours will be 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:30 - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please call 866-990-3227 for questions.

    • Review the draft CCDF State Plan for FY22-24

  • Announcing Child Care Stabilization Grants 

    Child Care Eligibility Expansion Handout


    Provider Rate Increases - Pending Bridges Updates:

    The fiscal year 2022 budget included funding  for provider rate increases. Provider subsidy rate increases will be effective with pay period 122 (October 10, 2021 - October 23, 2021).

    When Will I get my Rate Increase? The rate  increase and supplement payment will show on provider checks once the required Bridges updates have been completed.  Once the necessary updates are in place a supplement payment (lump sum) will be issued for any billings already submitted and processed for FY22.  It will not be necessary to rebill.

    The Department will post an update on the expected payment date here.  In addition, we will mail a letter with information about the rate increases to all providers and families. 

    Family Contribution Amounts Waived - beginning November 7, 2021:

    Family contribution (FC) amounts will be temporarily waived for all children, regardless of their provider assignment.   This change will be in effect November 7, 2021 (pay period 124), through September 24, 2022 (pay period 220).


    Notice of Temporary Financial Relief Extended for Child Care Providers

    Effective with pay period 122 (October 10, 2021 to October 23, 2021), child care providers accepting the subsidy will bill the state based on enrollment and not attendance.  The Guidance for Temporary Billing Based on Enrollment and not Attendance memo explains how to bill in the manner.  This policy will be in effect through September 30, 2023.

  • COVID ABSENCE HOURS: Providers can call the CDC program office to request a billing exception for absence hours that go beyond 10 consecutive days for COVID program closures or child absences due to COVID. Providers will be asked to verify specific dates along with the children impacted (including child ID) when they call 866-990-3227 to request the absence hour billing exception. Effective March 28th until further notice.


    See the Child Care Relief Fund grant information here.