The Child Care Payment Program

The Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) is a federally funded program administered by the Division for Early Childhood Care and Development (DECCD) at the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS). The program is designed to provide qualifying parents and guardians with child care tuition assistance. Parents may choose any type of child care while participating in the program.

The CCPP is designed to provide child care assistance to qualifying parents and guardians. The CCPP assists low-income Mississippi families by offering a seamless system of high-quality child care through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy program.

Child care providers who apply and are accepted as CCPP-approved providers are eligible to have children in the program spend their tuition assistance at their center.

For Parents

Learn how parents and guardians can receive child care tuition assistance through the Child Care Payment Program. Visit the Parent Information page to discover eligibility requirements, complete an application, and learn more about co-payments.

Parent Information

Provider Information

Child Care Payment Program providers are eligible to receive CCPP vouchers from Mississippi parents and guardians for child care services. Learn more about how to become a CCPP-approved provider and how providers maintain their records.

Provider Information

Child Care Resource & Referral Sites

MDHS operates a number of Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&Rs) sites across the state.

Help for Parents

CCR&Rs help parents find child care by providing referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements,  information on where to get help paying for child care, and more.

Help for Child Care Providers

CCR&Rs also help build the supply of quality child care by providing support and resources to child care providers. They help child care businesses get started and improve by assisting with the start up process, licensing requirements, low-cost business development training, finding resources, and much more.

Find a CCR&R Near You!

These services are available at any one of Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral sites located across the state. For more information about services for families and child care providers, contact your local site.

Child Care Resource & Referral Sites