YWCA of Rockford Child Care Solutions serves as a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Boone, Stephenson, Winnebago, and Jo Daviess counties. Our agency administers the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). CCAP helps families that meet the income guidelines, and who work and go to school, pay for some the cost of child care. In addition, our agency provides customized child care referrals to families of all income levels.
Information for Moms
If you’re a new parent, the list of immunizations that your baby needs to get can be overwhelming. Joyce Bass from the YWCA Childcare Solutions is here to help us sort it all out.(Full Story)
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YWCA of Rockford FAQ
Q: I need help finding child care...
Quality child care can make a big difference in your child's future. Our child care provider referral database contains information on over 750 child care providers. Our referral service is accessible for families of all income levels. Each referral list is customized to a family’s individual needs. Let our knowledgeable Child Care Referral Specialists help you in your search. Please call 815-484-9448 or visit our website at ywca.org/rockford
Q: Who is eligible for the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program?
-Low income working families
-TANF clients in education, training, or other work related activities approved by TANF
-Teen parents (under age 20) in high school, or a GED program
-Low income families who are in school or training and are not receiving TANF cash assistance
Q: What are the income guidelines for the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program?
Please contact YWCA of Rockford for current Income Guidelines as they often change.
Q: How old can a child be to qualify for the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program?
All children under age 13 are eligible. Children 13 or over are eligible if they are under court supervision or have written documentation from a medical provider stating they are physically or mentally incapable of caring for themselves.
Q: Where do I go to apply for child care assistance or get a list of child care providers?