Office for Children and Youth

Julia Todd, Director

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The mission of the Office for Children and Youth (OCY) is to provide subsidized child care assistance to eligible, low-income parent(s) that will enable them to become and remain employed, and to empower parent(s) to select quality child care that meets the needs of their family.

OCY administers the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which provides subsidized child care to income-eligible Mississippi parent(s). This is primarily accomplished through the issuance of child care certificates which parent(s) can take to their provider of choice.  

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Office for Children and Youth
750 North State Street / Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-4555 /  FAX: 601-359-4422 / Toll Free Statewide: 1-800-877-7882