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.
Families feel the pinch of paying for child care.
Whether you are a parent who currently has children in child care, are seeking care, or have used child care in the past, please take a moment to complete this survey. This information will help determine the Child Care Council’s work to help families like you. Your information will be kept confidential. One survey per family.
All survey participants will be entered to win a $50 Price Chopper gift card.