Please note that applications for child care can take up to 30-days to process and complete.
Upon review of your application, a DES Eligibility Specialist may contact you if additional information is needed. Please do not disregard correspondence from Child Care Administration (CCA), as it may delay services.
Your assigned Eligibility Specialist will:
inform you if your case is subject to the CCA waitlist
identify the group or fee level that pertains to your case
be available to discuss any other relevant information.
If you do not agree with the determination of your application, you may submit a Fair Hearing Request to your assigned Eligibility Specialist in person, by email or fax. After the request is received, the DES Fair Hearing Unit will complete the review process.
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.