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Children, Inc. realizes the importance of high quality early childhood education and care for all children. Mindful of the financial strain tuition may place on a family’s budget, fees for all programs are based on a sliding scale and are determined by income and family size.

State Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and United Way Tuition Assistance program offer assistance for families who meet their established guidelines. State tuition assistance is available to qualifying families with infant through school age children and for full time or part time enrollment.

Families receiving tuition assistance from the state or United Way pay only their assigned co-pay, with no additional overage fees.

State Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is available for child care and determinations are made by State Intake Workers. For example, income and family size are some of the factors that help determine if a family is eligible for assistance. If qualifications are met, the worker helps a family complete a few simple forms to secure tuition assistance.

  • Step One: Call the Children, Inc. program you are interested in to find out about space availability and to work with the director about your specific child care needs.
  • Step Two: Call the Child Care Council of Kentucky at 1-800-809-7076 to see if you qualify for assistance and to discuss the process for applying for State Child Care Assistance.

STATE TUITION ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP) INCOME LIMIT CHART

(All Kentucky Programs)

(Effective August 4, 2014)

Family Size Annual Income Limit Monthly Income Limit 
2 $20,594 $1,716
3 $25,942 $2,162
4 $31,290 $2,608
5 $36,638 $3,053
6 $41,986 $3,499
7 $47,334 $3,945
8 $52,682 $4,390
* For families with more than eight (8) people add $5,348 to the annual income limit for each additional family
member

Learn more about the CCAP program and eligibility requirements at Child Care Council of Kentucky’s website .

If you do not qualify for state tuition assistance, you may still qualify for United Way tuition assistance. The following are current income guidelines for United Way tuition assistance for Children, Inc. Early Care and Education Centers and are subject to change.  See the steps below for contact information and for applying for tuition assistance.

Please Note: School Age Services have a different set of guidelines for qualifying families for United Way tuition assistance and use the free and reduced lunch program guidelines, not the United Way guidelines listed below for center-based care or in-school preschool programs.

United Way Child Care Tuition Assistance Program is available for families who qualify based on income, family size and other factors. Individuals must be working at least 30 hours per week and/or in school. A family may qualify for State Assistance and for United Way assistance at the same time, with both funding sources applying funds to reduce the family’s portion of the cost. Families who are over income for state (CCAP) funding may still qualify for United Way funding.

UNITED WAY INCOME GUIDELINES

(For center-based and in-school preschool programs only)

  State Funding State Funding United Way Funding United Way Funding
Family Size Monthly Gross Income Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Annual Gross Income
2 < or =$1,716 < or =$20,598 $,1,817-$3,030 $21,804-$36,360
3 < or =$2,162 < or =$25,942 $2,163-$3,690 $27,480-$45,792
4 < or =$2,608 < or =$31,290 $2,609-$4,599 $33.084-$55,188
5 < or =$3,053 < or =$36,638 $3,054-$5,385 $38,700-$64,620
6 < or =$3,499 < or =$41,986 $3,692-$6,171 $44,304-$74,052
7 < or =$3,945 < or =$47,334 $4,160-$6,957 $49,920-$83,484
8 < or =$4,390 < or =$52,682 n/a n/a
For each additional child   Add $5348 to annual income    

To see if you qualify for United Way tuition assistance, follow the steps below.

  • Step One: Call the Children, Inc. program you are interested in to find out about space availability and to work with the director about your specific child care needs.
  • Step Two: Once you verify that you do not qualify for state (CCAP) funding, the director will see if you qualify for United Way funds and assign a co-pay, provided there are available United Way funds have not exhausted. Families pay only their assigned co-pay and no overage fees.

For Extended Educational Care (EEC) for kindergarteners and School Age Services Programs such as Before School and After School Programs, tuition assistance programs are also available to qualifying families through the state Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Follow the steps above to seek out state tuition assistance (CCAP). Families pay only their assigned co-pay and no overage fees. State funding guidelines are the same as for center-based or in-school preschool income guidelines listed above.

Families who are over income for state (CCAP) funding may still qualify for United Way tuition assistance for School Age Services Programs based on income guidelines from the Free and Reduced Lunch Program income guideline schedule listed below.  Call Children, Inc. ‘s Central Office at 859-431-2075 and ask to talk with an eligibility specialist for more details about United Way tuition assistance if you think you qualify.

Income Guidelines

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For School Age Services and Extended Educational Care (EEC) only

 

Family Size Free Meals (130% of federal poverty guidelines) Reduced Price Meals (185% of federal poverty guidelines)
Monthly Yearly Monthly Yearly
1 $1,265 $15,171 $1,800 $21,590
2 $1,705 $20,449 $2,426 $29,101
3 $2,144 $25,727 $3,051 $36,612
4 $2,584 $31,005 $3,677 $44,123
5 $3,024 $36,283 $4,303 $51,634
6 $3,464 $41,561 $4,929 $59,145
7 $3,904 $46,839 $5,555 $66,656
8 $4,344 $52,117 $6,181 $74,167
For each additional family member, add: $   440 $ 5,278 $   626 $  7,511

 

Families on state or United Way tuition assistance must stay current on their assigned tuition co-pay or assistance will be withdrawn.

 

Ohio Child Care Income Eligibility Standards

The income standards are as follows:

Family Size 2014
Federal Poverty
Level (100%)
Maximum Income Limit for Initial Eligibility* Maximum Income Limit for Transitional Eligibility** Maximum Income Limit for Ongoing Eligibility***
2 $1,311 $1,639 $1,967 $2,622
3 $1,649 $2,061 $2,474 $3,298
4 $1,988 $2,485 $2,982 $3,976
5 $2,326 $2,908 $3,489 $4,652
6 $2,664 $3,330 $3,996 $5,328
7 $3,003 $3,754 $4,505 $6,006
8 $3,341 $4,176 $5,012 $6,683
9 $3,679 $4,599 $5,519 $7,358
10 $4,018 $5,023 $6,027 $8,036
11 $4,356 $5,445 $6,534 $8,712
12 $4,694 $5,868 $7,041 $9,388

(For each additional person, add $338 to the monthly FPL)

* These amounts are at or below 125% of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2014.

** These amounts are at or below 150% of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2014.

*** These amounts are at or below 200% of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2014.