Child Care Scholarship Program Details


Child Care Scholarship Program

General Info - Statewide Registration


The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) (formerly known as Child Care Subsidy) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. The program is managed through a centralized vendor -- Child Care Subsidy Central (CCS Central).

 

Families take the scholarship to a child care provider that participates in the Maryland EXCELS program. The scholarship is a signed agreement between the State, provider and parent. The scholarship is returned to CCS Central for processing. The family is responsible for paying the State assigned co-payment directly to their child care provider. Once the child begins care, the child care provider submits an invoice for payments and is then reimbursed for the scholarship portion of the payment by the State.

Families in the following income categories may be eligible for a Child Care Scholarship: (Updated August 1, 2018):

Family SizeMaximum Annual Income
Family of 2$48,637
Family of 3$60,081
Family of 4$71,525
Family of 5$82,969
Family of 6$94,413
Family of 7$96,558
Family of 8$98,704
Family of 9$100,850
Family of 10$102,996


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Obtaining the Registration

Ready to get your registration? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. To apply, a family must submit the following to CCS Central:

    • The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) application (PDF)
    • Verification of work/training activity and income
  2. To complete the application you MUST send in the information listed for all household members. This includes you, and your spouse or your child’s other parent living in your household.

    • Most recent four (4) weeks of consecutive pay stubs
    • Proof of identity (i.e. driver’s license, birth certificate, government-issued identification, etc.)
    • Proof of approved activity (i.e. work, school, or job training)
    • Proof of all other income
    • Proof of child support cooperation or payment
    • Proof of address (i.e. utility bill, lease, etc.)

Apply for the MSDE Child Care Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

    Download the application .PDF file

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Registration Issuer - Information

Who issues the registration?

Maryland State Department of Education

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