Types of Available Child Care

Child Care Services
The Child Care Information Service (CCIS) helps families living in Montgomery County with free assistance in accessing various types of child care available, including:
  • Day care centers - Licensed by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) with a maximum number of children based on state regulations
  • Group day care homes - DPW-licensed with maximum of 12 children with at least two caregivers
  • Family day care homes - DPW-registered with maximum of six children
  • Relative / neighbor - Unregulated by DPW with no more than three children not related to the provider; must comply with health and safety standards outlined in the agreement if participating in the subsidized child care program