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What is daycare assistance?

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Daycare assistance is a program that assists low-income families with expenses related to daycare while the parent is working, looking for work or attending school. The qualifications for obtaining government daycare assistance depends on the child's age, mental health status and the household's monthly gross income, among other things

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Parent's can also take advantage of daycare assistance programs offered by avenues other than the government. Local churches offer daycare assistance in the form of after-school care or extended-hours care, and in some cases, church members can get free care. Daycare assistance affiliated with a church has less restrictions than daycare assistance obtained through the government.

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