Go Outside

Outdoor play boosts academic performance, improves sleep, and helps to make children happier.

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Make sure your Health and Safety
Training is complete.
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Know For Sure

If your child is in the right car seat

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Welcome to Project CHILD! Our Mission: Project CHILD is committed to advancing the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care. Our staff and specialists work to help providers, families, and our community better care for children. We believe that quality child care and education enable children to develop to their fullest potential.


++++++++++++++IMPORTANT IDHS NOTICE+++++++++

                            CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)


                                 NOTICE OF COMPLETION VERIFICATION

Beginning October 1, 2018, IDHS will begin verifying the completion of training for all providers.  This verification process may take up to eight weeks, as DHS is updating its system to verify training completion.  Once the verification process is complete all providers will be formally notified of whether or not they are fully qualified, provisionally qualified, or not qualified to receive CCAP payments.  Please note, to be provisionally qualified providers must complete First Aid, CPR, and IDCFS Mandated Reporter.  If providers have not met the minimum training requirements, and are found not qualified, a 30-day grace period will be extended to allow providers to submit proof of training.  Following the 30-day grace period, payments may be withheld until proof of training is submitted.  Please note, all CCAP providers will remain qualified for payment until the verification process is completed; providers have been notified of their status; and the 30-day grace period has been exhausted.

To read the entire IDHS notice, please click here.


Project CHILD provides services to the following counties:

  • Clay County
  • Crawford County
  • Edwards County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Marion County
  • Richland County
  • Wabash County
  • Wayne County

We provide families

We offer child care providers