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Girl-Mom Says: "You CAN Afford Daycare!"

Girl-Mom Says: "You CAN Afford Daycare!"

Daycare bills suck. Why not look into a child care subsidy program? Most subsidies provide assistance for parents who are working, going to school, or both. Single mothers and student mothers especially benefit from subsidy programs, which either pay the entire cost of daycare tuition or a large portion. Some of these programs even offer referral services, so that you can make sure your little one is in the best possible daycare. If your state is not listed here, contact your local department of social services and find out if any programs are available in your county. Some states do not have state-wide subsidy programs, but do offer more localized, county and city based programs.

ALASKA http://www.eed.state.ak.us/EarlyDev/ccsubsidy.html

ARIZONA http://www.de.state.az.us/links/chdcare/cca.html

COLORADO http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/childcare/cccap.htm

DELAWARE http://www.state.de.us/kids/occlprnt.htm

GEORGIA http://www.div.dhr.state.ga.us/dfcs_caps/cc_funds.htm

ILLINOIS http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/ccrnpay.htm

LOUISIANA http://www.dss.state.la.us/offofs/html/child_care_assistance.html

MARYLAND http://www.dhr.state.md.us/cca/cca-help.htm

MASSACHUSETS http://www.qualitychildcare.org/

MICHIGAN http://www.mfia.state.mi.us/chldDevCare/CDCelig.htm

MISSISSIPPI http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/ocy_ccdf.html

MISSOURI http://www.dss.state.mo.us/dfs/ccs.htm

MONTANA http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us/

NEBRASKA http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/chc/ccsubsypa.htm

NORTH CAROLINA http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dcd/cccost.htm

NORTH DAKOTA http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dcd/cccost.htm

OHIO http://www.state.oh.us/odhs/cdc/page4.htmh

OKLAHOMA http://okdhs.org/childcare/ParentInfo/what_is_child_care_assistance.htm

PENNSYLVANIA http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ocyf/ocyfdc.asp

RHODE ISLAND http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/dfipref.htm#Eligibility%20for%20Child%20Care

SOUTH DAKOTA http://www.state.sd.us/state/executive/social/CCS/howto.htm

TEXAS http://www.state.sd.us/state/executive/social/CCS/howto.htm

VERMONT http://www.state.vt.us/srs/childcare/index.htm

WASHINGTON http://www.wa.gov/WORKFIRST/about/faq.htm#8