Child Care Tuition Assistance for Eligible Mississippi Families

What is 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.

For more information, read the 2023 Child Care Payment Program Policy Manual (Effective May 15, 2023) PDF.

How the CCPP Works

Parents who meet the income and work requirement for participation in the program will be responsible for paying their child care provider a monthly co-payment fee.

In addition, parents will be responsible for published tuitions rates. For example, if a parent has a child enrolled in AZQ Preschool and the preschool’s published tuition rates are $390 per month and the Child Care Payment Program pays $300 per month, the parent is responsible for paying the $90 difference to the child care provider in addition to their monthly co-payment.

Eligibility Guidelines

Learn more about the Priority Groups of children eligible for child care tuition assistance through the Child Care Payment Program.

Eligibility Guidelines

Find a Child Care Provider

Search our provider database, learn about the types of child care available, and how to choose the right provider for your child.

Find a Child Care Provider

Application for Parents

Submit an application to the Child Care Payment Program and upload your supporting documents to the Parent Document Upload Form.

CCPP Parent Application

Parent Forms

CCPP Application, change of parent information, and change of child care provider forms as well as how to file a report.

Parent Forms


Parents may be responsible for paying their child care provider a monthly co-payment fee. See how these co-payments are calculated and determine your co-payment.

Parent Co-Payments


Learn more about resources for infants and young children including early intervention services, health care, and nutrition assistance from WIC.

Parent Resources