Additional Financial Options

Child Care Programs

Additional assistance may be available to families in the form of

  • Sliding fee scale: fees for this scale are based on income standards set at the program.
  • Fees negotiable: program is willing to negotiate fees on an individual basis.
  • Scholarships: program offers its own scholarship program or will accept scholarship funds.
  • Multi-child discounts: program offers a fee reduction to parents with more than one child enrolled in care.

Parents are encouraged to inquire about these services at their current child care program, or call the Council at 426-7181 for referrals to programs that offer these supports.

Other Opportunities for Financial Assistance

Additional health and human services programs are available such as food stamps, temporary assistance, HEAP, and WIC. Visit myBenefits.ny.gov to learn more about the many programs available, to prescreen for the programs to see what you may be eligible for and, to apply on-line for the Food Stamp Program.

Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions and speak to a Parent Educator by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Tricia Howland.