Child Care Information Services
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Union, Snyder, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties is a state- and federally funded agency that serves the Union, Snyder, Juniata and Mifflin County areas. CCIS manages the money that helps families in these counties pay for child care costs incurred when parents are employed and/or in training. There is a CCIS office in every county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
CCIS also provides comprehensive child care information and resource and referral services to all parents who inquire, regardless of income. The CCIS office will assist you in identifying your child care options and provide you with the information you need to help you select the child care services that meet the needs of your individual family circumstances. Profiles of registered and licensed child care centers and homes are available on request.
Also available at each of the CCIS offices is a resource library for parents and child care providers. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Child Care Provider Search webpage is another good source of information.
As you search for quality child care, reach for Keystone STARS. Choosing the right child care for your family is a huge decision, but chances are you have to make this decision right away – and it has to be close and not cost too much. Keystone STARS helps you know what to expect when picking a program. Child care programs that participate in Keystone STARS meet standards for teacher quality, classroom and learning activities, working with you to support your child, and managing their program. Programs can earn from one to four Stars – the more Stars, the higher the quality. You know that they are meeting certain quality standards by their STAR rating – it can help narrow your search and get you to the right program faster.
Visit www.papromiseforchildren.com and select “Keystone STARS” for more information.
Are you interested in becoming a child care provider in your home? CCIS can provide you with information about becoming a registered child care provider.
For more information, contact the CCIS office for your county:
Union & Snyder Counties
434 Chestnut Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
570-966-2216 or 570-374-8716
Mifflin & Juniata Counties
10 Bollinger Road
Lewistown, PA 17044