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.