What is CCDF?
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) helps low-income families obtain child care so they can work, attend training, or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to provide low-income families with the financial resources to locate and afford quality child care, as well as increase the availability of these programs.
Child care assistance is available for children through the age of twelve and up to age eighteen for children with special needs. The child receiving assistance must be a U.S. citizen or qualified legal alien, even if the parents are not.
Who can help me with vouchers?
Firefly (formerly named Children’s Bureau) serves as the intake agency for central Indiana for both CCDF vouchers and On My Way Pre-K (OMWPK). Families in Hamilton, Hendricks, and Marion Counties can contact Firefly through a number of ways:
- Call 317-545-5281. Note: Marion County residents may also call 2-1-1.
- Email email@example.com.
- Visit Firefly’s CCDF office at Fay Biccard Glick Family Place, 3801 N. Temple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205
Each county is assigned their own contact. To find yours, or if you are outside of central Indiana, check the statewide CCDF Eligibility Office map.
Navigating assistance for your family
Child Care Answers can support you throughout the entire process, from understanding eligibility requirements to applying for and choosing a child care program that will accept your voucher or scholarship. We are here to help!