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Child Care Management System Program

Technology empowers programs to better fulfill their mission

OECOSL will launch a Child Care Management System (CCMS) program this spring

Project Overview

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  • To support early child care and learning programs in implementing systems to support business best practices, OECOSL is offering a Child Care Management System (CCMS) program in partnership with SPARK Learning Lab, aimed at giving programs the tools to build financial management systems, and allowing for reduction of administrative paperwork due to automation and adoption of technology. Some of the benefits of a CCMS are improved billing practices, increased communication with families, and streamlined document and information management of records such as attendance, menus, and incident reports.
  • Three CCMS vendors (Alliance CORE powered by Early Learning Ventures, brightwheel, and Playground) have been identified to provide free CCMS licenses for two years. Providers who are already subscribers of one of the three preferred CCMS vendors will also be eligible to have two years of their subscription covered by the State and will convert to the State’s negotiated pricing for the next two years.
  • To ensure providers have resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully implement a CCMS, SPARK Learning Lab will provide technical assistance options, including help desk support, individual and group coaching, and a menu of resources linked to CCMS including technology adoption and implementation of interoperable CCMS data systems to support program business operations and management.

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Eligibility Criteria

CCMS access is available to support early child care and education programs that meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:

  • Regulated licensed, registered, or legally licensed exempt CCDF provider with the State
  • In good standing with the State and actively serving children

How to Apply

The CCMS Program application is now available and accessible through the I-LEAD's Grant Portal for any Provider Administrators. Providers are encouraged to research the three CCMS vendor options prior to completing the application.

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SPARK Training Calendar

Register for live CCMS webinar session.

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View frequently asked questions.

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Contact Us

For questions or support, review the frequently asked questions page or email

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