Daycare assistance for parents in Monroe County Daycare assistance for parents in Monroe County
A lot of parents are unsure what to do with their kids who will be out of school while they go to work. Monroe... Daycare assistance for parents in Monroe County

A lot of parents are unsure what to do with their kids who will be out of school while they go to work.

Monroe County Deputy County Executive Corinda Crossdale says assistance will be available for parents who can’t afford childcare. Crossdale says some daycares will be allowed to expand the number of children they’re allowed to care for to accommodate families in need.

On the county’s Department of Public Health Coronavirus Resources website, childcare applications and instructions on how to fill out childcare assistance application.

Applications for child support can be mailed or emailed to the Child Support Unit at 33 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614. Parents who need help with child support issues can call the child support hotline at 888-208-4485 or by email at CSEWEBMonroe@dfa.state.ny.us  

Parents who currently receive childcare subsidy recipients with school-age children are eligible to have their care authorizations updated to include full-time care during the day while school is out if their provider can accommodate them. Parents can email dfa2a26.sm.monroe.ChildCare-DHS@dfa.state.ny.us

For families not currently receiving a subsidy, childcare eligibility certificates can be provided to allow for use of a subsidy to pay for childcare by eligible providers during school closures.

Families must provide the childcare application (6025) as well as proof of employment for consideration. Applications can be emailed to dfa2a26.sm.monroe.ChildCare-DHS@dfa.state.ny.us or faxed to 585-753-6308.

Another resource is childcarecouncil.com.

— WHEC

Christopher Dupree

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