Child Care Information Services (CCIS) is funded by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) through a contract with the Lackawanna County Commissioners.
Our mission is to provide child care information and knowledge to all families regardless of their income, age, race, religion or disability, and to:
provide safe, affordable child care for families
assist families who need help paying their child care cost
provide information about available child care providers
assist parents in locating a provider who meets their needs
address child care needs and questions
achieve the well-being and healthy development of children
connect families with services and programs in their community
help improve the quality of individual and family life
What Is Subsidized Child Care?
Child Care Information Services helps eligible families pay for daycare while they work and/or attend school. This is a program for income eligible families who also meet nonfinancial eligibility criteria (see eligibility requirements).
Each household pays a family co-payment and the CCIS, (Child Care Information
Services) through the Department of Public Welfare, pays the balance to the daycare of the parent’s choice. A waiting list for funding is possible.
CCIS of Lackawanna County also provides services to the community regardless of income, age, race, religion, or handicap. Some services include:
CCIS can provide a listing of county daycare providers, services, and special programs available.
CCIS can provide information on additional community social service agencies and programs.
CCIS can refer parents to other community resources.
CCIS can provide parent education on quality child care practice and child development issues.
CCIS can assist in finding providers to meet your individual family needs.
Child Care Information Services
of Lackawann County
345 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Child Care Works
Child Care Works is Pennsylvania’s plan for improving the quality and increasing the
availability of safe, affordable child care for Pennsylvania’s working families.
The state’s Child Care Works helpline,
1-877-4-PA-KIDS, connects families with local Child Care Information Services (CCIS) agencies, which can provide information about locating child care providers and determining a family’s eligibility for Child Care Works. Child Care Works builds on Pennsylvania’s system for licensing and regulating child care facilities through Regional Day Care Offices. Parents can call for information about a particular child care facility. The Regional Office provides information regarding the department’s licensing history of the facility, the status of the current license and a history of complaints which the Regional Office has verified. The phone number for the Northeast Region, which includes Lackawanna County, is 570-963-4371.