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The New Trier Township Child Care Financial Assistance Program provides assistance with payment for child care for income eligible parents/guardians.

This program is designed to help offset the cost for services provided by licensed day care, before and after school care, and/or summer day camp programs.

 

The Child Care Financial Assistance Program provides assistance with payment for child care for income eligible parents and/or legal guardians of children from birth through 12 years of age. The purpose of the program is to enable working families to obtain quality, affordable child care while they are at work, school, or job training. There are three child care financial assistance programs:

Day Care Before/ After School Care Summer Day Camp

 

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Deadline to apply: TBD

 

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Deadline to apply: TBD

 

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Deadline to apply:  April 28, 2017

 

 

Program Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions 



What Type Of Assistance Can I Expect To Receive?

All applicants are expected to pay a portion of the fees. Financial assistance amounts are based on the family’s personal situation, income, and cost of care provided.

  • Before/After School Financial Assistance is awarded by the semester.
  • Day Care Financial Assistance is awarded monthly from September 1st through August 31st.
  • Summer Camp Financial Assistance is awarded yearly for the summer months when camp is in session.
     

Am I Eligible For Assistance?

To be eligible for assistance you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have lawful custody of a child under the age of 13 who receives care in a licensed facility;
  • Both child and the parent or legal guardian must reside within the boundaries of New Trier Township;
  • Both custodial parent(s) or guardian must be working (full or part-time), attending school, or in a job training program during the hours of the child care program;
  • Meet income guidelines. Adjusted Gross income per year must be less than or equal to the amounts listed below. Extraordinary medical expenses or circumstances will be taken into account. Compare your household income with the chart below. You may be eligible for assistance if your income is within these limits:
     
Family   Size    
Adjusted Gross Income
2 $46,000
3 $49,000
4 $52,000
5 $56,000
6 $60,000

 

  • Submit a completed Child Care Financial Assistance application along with required documentation such as, but not limited to, federal income tax return, recent paycheck stubs, proof of residency, verification of child’s enrollment in program, child care provider license number, current fee sheet from child care provider. Incomplete applications, or those missing required documentation, will be returned for completion. Failure to provide all documentation will render applicant ineligible for the Child Care Financial Assistance Program.


Who Qualifies As A Child Care Provider?

The child care program selected must be State Licensed. The program must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • State Licensed Day Care Provider;
  • Accredited Kindergarten or Pre-school Program;
  • Affiliated with either a School or Park District.


How Is The Child Care Provider Paid?

Child care providers are paid directly from New Trier Township. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for paying the balance.


Who Will Review My Application?

Social services professionals will review your application and submitted documents. All information will remain highly confidential.


How Will I Know If My Application Has Been Accepted or Rejected?

All applicants are notified in writing of the status of their request.


What Is The Deadline To Apply?

  • Summer Camp Assistance applications must be received by April 30th of the current year.
  • Day Care Assistance applications must be received by July 15th of the current year
  • Before/After School Care Assistance applications must be received by August 1st of the current year.
     

Can I Receive Additional Assistance From My Child Care Provider?

Yes. The Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Winnetka Park Districts provide supplemental assistance as does the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA).

Who Can I Contact For More Information About The New Trier Township Child Care Scholarship Program?

  • For Before/After School Care Financial Assistance contact:
    New Trier Township Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201 or email.
     
  • For Day Care Financial Assistance contact one of the following :
    Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield – Robert Mardirossian at 847-446-8060
    Family Service Center of Wilmette – Renee Dominguez at 847-920-5830
    Family Service of Glencoe – William Hansen at 835-5111 ext 1167
     
  • For Summer Day Camp Financial Assistance contact:
    New Trier Township Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201 or email.
     

Who Can I Contact For More Information About Assistance From My Child Care Provider?

  • For Glencoe Park District contact Lorise Weil at 847-835-7555 or email.
  • For Kenilworth Park District contact Maryann Vandyke at 847-251-1666 or email.
  • For Northfield Park District contact Bill Byron at 847-446-4428 or email.
  • For Wilmette Park District contact Libby Baker at 847-256-6100 or email.
  • For Winnetka Park District contact Toby Ross at 847-501-2071 or email.
  • For Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) contact Caitlin Deptula at 847-509-9400 ext 6815 or email.

How Can I Print A Copy of Program Guidelines & FAQs?

  • Download a copy by clicking here.
  • Click "Print this Page" at the top of the screen to print directly from your browser.

 

 
 

 

 
 
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