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Child Care Assistance at Growing Minds Daycare in Stamford, CT

Supporting Your Family's Needs

At Growing Minds Daycare Center, we understand that balancing the quality childcare your child deserves with your budget can be challenging. That's why we've compiled a list of resources and programs designed to help families in Stamford, CT, and beyond access affordable childcare. Explore the options below to find financial assistance that fits your needs:

Care 4 Kids Program

Connecticut's Care 4 Kids assists low to moderate-income families with childcare expenses. This program allows families the flexibility to choose their childcare provider. Discover more about eligibility and application processes at Care 4 Kids.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

The federal CCDF program offers financial aid for childcare to low-income families engaged in work or educational programs. This initiative also seeks to enhance the overall quality of childcare. For more information, visit the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Federal Tax Credits

  • Child Tax Credit (CTC): Provides up to $2,000 per qualifying child, with a $1,700 refundable portion for 2024. For eligibility details, visit the IRS Child Tax Credit page.

  • Adoption Tax Credit: Covers up to $16,810 in adoption-related expenses for 2024. Learn more on the IRS Adoption Tax Credit page.

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): A refundable credit up to $7,830 for families with three or more qualifying children for 2024. More information available at the IRS EITC page.

Office of Early Childhood (OEC)

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) supports families with children from birth to age 5 through various programs and services. They help families find affordable child care and preschool opportunities, including OEC-funded programs and Head Start. The OEC is committed to enhancing early childhood development, ensuring health and safety in child care settings, and providing resources for families and educators. For more details on their services, visit the OEC website.

Learn More About Child Care Subsidies in Connecticut

We understand that navigating the world of child care subsidies can be overwhelming. To assist you further, we've compiled a list of resources where you can find more information about child care subsidies in Connecticut:

Care 4 Kids Program - Connecticut

2-1-1 Child Care - Connecticut

Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Programs - Connecticut

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) - Nationwide

Head Start and Early Head Start - Nationwide

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit - Nationwide

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