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Child Care Assistance Program 

  • The Child Care Council has administered the Child Care Assistance Program since 1984.

 

  • The Child Care Assistance Program is available to assist income eligible families with the cost of their child care expenses. Parents must apply for the service and provide documentation of income and employment and residency in Chemung County. Child Care Assistance for families that are clients of the Chemung County Department of Social Services must be referred through their caseworker. The Child Care Assistance Application package is available by clicking the MORE tab at the top of this page – then clicking FORMS  - then clicking Child Care Assistance Application Package.

 

  • Parent’s pay a family share directly to their child care program. The parent fee is determined by a state formula and is based on the parent's income.

 

  • The Chemung County Department of Social Services reviews and approves or denies cases based on regulations set forth by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

 

  • Parents must re-apply on an annual basis in order to continue to receive this service. 

 

  • The current income guidelines are available by clicking on the MORE tab at the top of this page- then clicking FORMS then clicking Child Care Assistance Income Guidelines.
     

  • The Child Care Council processes attendance bills utilizing a process prescribed by Chemung County. The payments and 1099’s are issued to the child care programs from Chemung County.

 

  • Child Care Programs use the CCTA – Child Care Time and Attendance – software to submit attendance. Legally Exempt Providers and Registered/Licensed Family Day Care Providers MUST also submit hard copy attendance sheets (Blank forms are located by clicking the MORE tab at the top of this page – then clicking FORMS and then clicking the appropriate billing/attendance form)
     

  • Child Care Programs submit their time and attendance online. Child Care Programs MUST also submit their hard copy attendance sheets SIGNED by the parents. A scanner is available at the Child Care Council during regular business hours for use by programs to scan their signed attendance sheets.

For more information on Child Care Assistance Program please contact:

Lisa Brand, Program Coordinator                                                                                    Brenda May, Child Care Assistance Specialist
(607) 734-3941 Ext. 207                                                                                                        (607) 734-3941 Ext. 209

lbrand@chemchildcare.com                                                                                               bmay@chemchildcare.com

Georgianna McKenzie, Child Care Assistance Case Manager
(607) 734-3941 Ext. 216
gmckenzie@chemchildcare.com 

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