The Child Care Certificate program primarily provides financial assistance for eligible families within their child care. However, the said program does not cover the total cost of child care.
It is responsible for co-payments of the total cost. It means that parents still do have their part that needs to pay within the child care.
The federal government of the United States created and funded the said program. However, it was mainly supervised by the local state governments.
In addition, not all of the states implement the Certificate Program. Tennessee and Mississippi are two local states that mainly offer the said program.
The Department of Human Services of the said local states manages and handles the Child Care Certificate Program.