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For students with children, access to high-quality, reliable child care is a critical component of success, giving parents peace of mind that their children are growing and learning while they are too. Recognizing the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic on parents pursuing post-secondary education, Ivy Tech and Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning have joined forces to provide eligible Ivy Tech students with streamlined access to child care assistance.

About the Program

Through a partnership with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, Ivy Tech students who need child care assistance and meet Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) eligibility guidelines will qualify for streamlined access to child care assistance vouchers.

To be eligible, you must:

1) Actively attending classes at Ivy Tech Community College
2) Be within federal income guidelines of at or below 127% of the federal poverty level
3) Live in Indiana
4) Have proof of identity for all family members
5) Have children age birth to age 12 who are U.S. citizens

To qualify for CCDF, your family’s gross monthly income (before taxes and any other deductions) cannot be more than 127% of the federal poverty level. Your family can stay in the program until your income is more than 185% of the Indiana median income guidelines by family size.

Licensed foster parents, who want care for foster children do not have to meet these income rules.

Income amounts are figured on gross (before taxes) income. This includes, but is not limited to, overtime, holiday, bonus, sick/paid time off, wages, SSI/SSDI, TANF, unemployment, and child support.

Use Federal Poverty Level table to see if you might qualify for the CCDF Program:

To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and next steps to get started, visit: