Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Information
How CCAP Works
The CCAP program can subsidize the cost of child care for families that are residents of Rhode Island. CCAP is available for children who are US citizens or legal residents and under age 13. The age can be extended to 18 if the child has special needs.
Child Care Assistance is available to:
Back to Work RI Program
Assists parents participating in training, apprenticeship, internship, on-the-job training, work experience, work immersion sponsored by the Governor’s Workforce Board, who need child care in order to take part in these job readiness/training opportunities.
CCAP is also temporarily available to families through the following Pilot Programs
Allows families already participating in the CCAP program to remain eligible for the subsidy program if their income increases and does not exceed 225% of the federal poverty level.
Choosing a Child Care Provider
Families that qualify for the CCAP program can choose their own child care provider. The CCAP program will reimburse authorized child care providers up to a certain amount. Most eligible families share in the cost of care, called a co-payment, based on their income, family size and the number of children receiving child care subsidies. This fee is paid directly to the child care provider.
Parents can select the child care provider of their choice and, if necessary, may use more than one provider to meet their child care needs so long as the hours of care do not overlap. Options for child care include:
For a list of Providers approved to participate in the DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), please contact BrightStars by phone at (401) 739-6100 or 1-855-398-7605, by e-mail at info@BrightStars.org or search the web at www.Exceed.ri.gov. Services are available in both English and Spanish.