Who We Are

We are a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and serving families in the Lehigh Valley, PA since 1993.

The staff and Board of CCIS believe that the experiences that children have during their early years will affect them throughout their lives.  Because of this, we are committed to ensuring that families are given the resources and opportunities that they need to obtain and maintain quality child care so that the children can grow up to have successful futures.

kids1.jpgOur primary activity is the management of the state subsidized child care program for low-income, working residents of Northampton County through a contract with Northampton County Human Services.  The purpose of the program is to provide subsidized child care funding for children of eligible families at the child care provider of the parent's choice, and the program is funded through a contract between Northampton County and PA’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.  Approximately 2,000 Northampton County children and their families benefit from the program each day. 

CCIS originated and continues to provide the Unconditional Child Care program.  This unique program provides support services for troubled young children in danger of losing their child care placement due to difficult behavior problems.  Approximately 150 children receive services each year.  Funding is received from Lehigh and Northampton Counties' Department of Human Services, the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, charitable contributions from the community and grants from local foundations.
 
Another resource that we provide is child care information and referral services.  Consultations on child care, including referrals to regulated child care programs in the Lehigh Valley, detailed information about child care options, determination of availability of care, guidelines on how to choose child care, and child development and parenting information are provided to the general public at no charge.