Helping Mississippi families secure high-quality child care.
The Division of Early Childhood Care & Development administers the Child Care Payment Program.
The Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) provides qualifying parents and guardians with child care tuition assistance. Parents may choose any type of child care while participating in the program, including home-based child care or a child care center.
Parents who receive tuition assistance through CCPP may still need to pay a monthly co-payment to their child care provider. In addition, parents are responsible for paying their child care provider the difference between the amount of their child care tuition voucher from CCPP and their child care provider’s published tuition 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.
The CCPP serves many different types of families, including those who:
- Have low or very low incomes
- Have a child or a single-parent with special needs
- Are caring for foster children
- Have a parent deployed in military service
- Are referred to the agency from another public program
Families must meet eligibility requirement including income limits and work requirements to receive tuition assistance through CCPP.
Find a Child Care Provider
Parents receiving child care tuition assistance through CCPP may choose any type of child care while participating in the program, including home-based child care or a child care center.
Search our provider database, learn about the types of child care available, and get information about how to choose the right provider for your child.
Apply for Child Care Tuition Assistance
Most people will need to submit an application in order to receive child care tuition assistance through CCPP. You will also be asked to provide certain documents as proof to support your application.
Find forms you may need to apply for child care tuition assistance, report a change to your family’s information, request to change child care providers, or file a report or complaint.
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 amount.
Learn more about resources for infants and young children including early intervention services, health care, and nutrition assistance from WIC.
Get In Touch
Child Care Payment Program
Need help with the Child Care Payment Program? Call us at 800-877-7882.