Child Care Information Services of Berks County (CCIS) provides the following services:



CCIS, a program of the Berks County Intermediate Unit, is funded by the Department of Human Services. The program’s primary goal is to help Berks County families find and select affordable, quality child care.

CCIS provides child care funding to low- and moderate-income working families, to students pursuing a high school diploma, and to County Assistance Office clients who are attending approved work or training programs.

Interested families must meet income guidelines and demonstrate a need for child care in order to qualify.

Eligible families may enroll at the provider of their choice, as funds are available. Child care resource and referral services are available to all families, free of charge.


BCIU Main Office – 1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading, PA 19605 – 610-987-2248

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BCIU Education Center – 2101 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 – 610-987-8300

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Barbara Starkey – 610-987-8443 – –  has been the program administrator of Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Berks County since July 2010. She began her career with the BCIU in 1989 as a substitute teacher for the special education program. She has served the CCIS program as a specialist for nine years, as a lead specialist for one year, and as a supervisor for ten years. Barbara earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Millersville University.
610-987-8443 –

Vicki Ravert has been working for CCIS since August, 2002. She was hired as a Resource and Referral Specialist and has served the program in numerous capacities over the years. As the program Supervisor, Vicki is responsible for managing TANF/SNAP, application, and ongoing eligibility functions and staff. Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Millersville University.
610-987-8618 –

Laura Youse began working as a Supervisor for CCIS in October 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Vision Support from Kutztown University. She has past experience as a Director and Assistant Director at two different childcare centers and a Teacher of the Visually Impaired. As supervisor, Laura is responsible for managing the provider department staff.
610-987-8587 –

contact: 610-987-CCIS(2247) or 1-800-257-3038 –