CHASI Accepted – The State of Illinois provides low-income families assistance for child care services when needed to work, attend school, for training, or other work-related activities. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) operates this program. Children’s Home + Aid Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) are responsible for the administration of the program for the Illinois counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington.

Click here to download Frequently Asked Questions, Instructions, and the Child Care Application.

The IDHS Child Care program serves TANF families and/or income eligible families who are working or participating in an education/training program or other work-related activities approved by their caseworker.  IDHS also assists teen parents in high school or GED programs and families attending other post-secondary education activities such as GED, ABE, and ESL. To get a full description of the eligibility guidelines go to, click on child care, then go to the Child Care Assistance Program link.

If you have any question regarding this program please contact the Children’s Home + Aid CCR&R CCAP at 1-800-847-6770 ext. 360.