Affording Child Care
It’s a fact: Finding affordable child care isn’t easy. And unfortunately costs are going up. Use these resources to help make child care more affordable for your family.
Child care Assistance – thread provides families with information on obtaining child care assistance to help pay for their early childhood education. Apply for Assistance thread provides families with information on obtaining child care assistance to help pay for their early childhood education. Use these resources to help make child care more affordable for your family.
Budget tools – Plan Your Budget
Work for Family Friendly Employers! Ask your HR representative about additional reimbursements and benefits to help you with your child care costs. This may include options at your office or co-op care.
Early Educators can look into Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA). If your employer offers a flexible spending account (FSA) option for child care, which lets you save pre-tax dollars from your paycheck to pay for child care costs.
Know your tax breaks. Learn about child and dependent care credit here.
Learn more about child care assistance for military families here.
- Child Care Assistance Contribution Calculator
- Regional Child Care Assistance Contact Information
- How do I get help paying for child care