Child Care Information Services of Westmoreland County
Dedicated to helping families receive all of the services for which they are eligible.
Since 1989 the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has been helping families with their child care needs through the Subsidized Child Care Program. Today, Child Care Information Services of Westmoreland County (CCIS) administers this program. CCIS helps families with all their child care needs from finding quality child care to helping pay child care costs for those who qualify.
Finding child care can be very confusing. CCIS’s Parent Resource and Referral Staff can provide free referrals to quality licensed/regulated child care facilities that best suit your family’s needs. After a 15 minute confidential phone conversation with our staff, a free child care provider search will be performed based on the issues that are important to you and mailed the same day with a child care checklist, and information on other services offered in the county. The detailed information about each provider includes such items as: Accreditation, Languages, Teacher Qualifications, Hours of Operation, Special Needs Served, Rates, Curriculum, Discounts Offered, Environment and Transportation. After you receive the referrals, you will be able to contact the providers who are the best fit for your family. If you feel you need more providers to choose from, simply call us back for more referrals.
Stop by the office at 766 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg and pay a visit to our Parent/Provider Resource Room. There is a wealth of information on the most current topics regarding children, child care and other resources important to families. Our Lending Library is also available free of charge with over 200 books and videos to choose from (a complete list of titles is available on our website!) Extended office hours make it ideal for working parents. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Because it is important for all residents to be aware of our services, we offer an Outreach Program. Our Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist is available to speak to any group regarding our services. Presentations can be tailored to fit your schedule from 15 minutes to an hour. Presentations have been given at various clubs, churches, agencies, employers and community events throughout the county. If you are interested in having our Outreach Specialist speak to your group, free of charge, please call 800-548-2741 ext. 119.
CCIS also administers Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program that assists families who qualify in paying for child care. Parents must be working at least 25 hours per week, meet all eligibility requirements and fall within the prescribed income guidelines. CCIS is a parent choice program, which means you can choose who cares for your child whether it be a licensed/registered child care provider, a friend or family member.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed/registered child care provider, you can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Day Care Licensing Office at 800-222-2149.
“We lend more than just a hand”
For more information please call 1-800-548-2741 or visit Child Care Information Services’ website at www.cciswestmoreland.com.