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The Child Care and Development Fund is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training, or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care.
The CCDF program is administered through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The CCDF state plan outlines state and local level parameters and includes program outcomes, systems development, and eligibility requirements.
Beginning March 2020, Families can now apply for CCDF using a new, easier-to-use online application called “Early Ed Connect.” Early Ed Connect offers the benefits of: