Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) 

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides low-income, working families with access to high-quality, affordable child care, which allows the parents to continue working and contributes to the consistency and success of each child’s early education experience. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, income and number of children in care, and must provide income documentation and proof of employment or school enrollment. CNE partners with the McGaw YMCA, Reba Early Learning Center, Waraich Family Child Care, and Swift Childcare in Skokie to provide CCAP services.

Just below, please find the CCAP applications for childcare services, in both English and Spanish.  If you are new to applying for CCAP, you may print this form to complete it and speak with your provider about where to submit it.  If you are a current CCAP client and need to complete a redetermination, please use the redetermination application mailed to you by CNE.  If you cannot locate that document, you may use the blank CCAP Redetermination form posted below.
If you have an active, current case and need to submit changes to your case, like new job information, family changes or changing/adding a site, please contact CNE for guidance about which forms you will need. 847-475-2661



Online Application

If you are interested in applying to any of the programs listed above (family childcare center, center based partner programs or our home visiting program) you may submit an online application here (aplicación en español). Please note that the application will take you about 30 minutes to complete and must be done all at one time. In order to be accepted into these programs, you must meet very specific income limits.  The chart is here so you can see if your income is below the income maximums. If you have questions before submitting an application, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].  Thank you for your interest!