Child Care Providers

pile-of-hands.jpgIf you're looking to enhance the quality of your facility and/or promote your childcare setting, we can help. Feel free to contact us for additional help, if needed. 

Become A Licensed Child Care Provider

The Department of Public Welfare’s (DPW) website offers licensing and other information for Operating a Child Care Program. You can view provider requirements and access the application and required forms. 

Relative Providers

A Relative provider is a provider who cares for related children and is unregulated or unlicensed. CCIS can help parents who choose a relative provider to pay for this care, as well those interested in becoming a provider for one of your relatives. CCIS can only help pay for child care for specific relationships, please contact your local CCIS Office for additional information.

Provider Self Service (PSS)

Pennsylvania Pelican Provider Self Service

New and existing Child Care Providers can now access Provider Self Services (PSS) to apply for or renew child care licensing, submit online attendance invoices, update provider profiles, and more.

List Your Child Care Facility on COMPASS

COMPASS - Click. Apply. Benefit.All licensed child care providers can list their facility through DPW’s COMPASS Website. Parents use COMPASS to search for child care in their area based on their needs, providing the best way to be discovered by parents searching for licensed child care.

Keystone STARS

Keystone Stars

The Keystone STARS Program is an initiative by DPW to enhance the quality of child care in Pennsylvania. Keystone STARS is a voluntary program where participating child care centers work to achieve a star rating, ranging from one to four stars, based on meeting certain quality criteria. Each star-rated center uses qualified teachers, age appropriate curriculum and learning environments, and forms partnerships with both the family and the community to earn their star rating.


The DPW website offers many links to Training Opportunities and organizations that can help you and your staff.