CCDF (Child Care Development Fund)

The Child Care 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. (

United Day Care Center accepts CCDF for all families who qualify. We are happy to work with you to see if your family qualifies, help you apply, and walk you through the process of obtaining a voucher. Feel free to give us a call or visit us in person for more information!

The application can be found here:

Eligibility for the Child Care Development Fund is based on the total gross monthly income of the household. Gross monthly income is total income before taxes or any deductions. To be eligible, a family’s income must be at or below 127% of the federal poverty level. Once on the CCDF program, a family’s gross income cannot exceed 85% of the state median income to remain eligible.

Sliding Fee Scale:

United Day Care Center, in partnership with United Way, is able to offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Families who earn incomes up to 300% of poverty qualify for the sliding fee scale and will have childcare fees at a reduced rate.

Please visit us or call us at 765-282-1742 for more information and to see if you qualify!