Working Connections Child Care Enrollment Information

Working Connections Child Care continues to accept applicants.  Currently there is no co-pay.  To determine if you are eligible, check out the data below:  

Family SizeIncome limit
2$34,840 
3$43,920 
4$53,000 
5$62,080 
6$71,160 

If your income is equal to or less than the limits above (in consideration of your family’s size), your kids can get free child care.  

To determine your income it may be easiest to look at your IRS 1040 form, line 15 “taxable income”.

How to apply:  go to this Department of Children, Youth, and Families website

The Legislature has also capped enrollment in Working Connections Child Care at 33,000.  Right now enrollment is short of this cap by thousands of children.  So now is a good time to enroll kids in Working Connections Child Care.

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Increased eligibility and affordable co-pays for Working Connections Child Care kick in on October 1st. To determine if you are eligible, we put together this spreadsheet:

Examples:

  • A single mom with two kids, with an income of $31,000 or less, can get Working Connections Child Care for her children 12 years old and younger, for $65 a month. (This co-pay covers all her children in child care.)  
  • A family of four with income less than $61,500 can get Working Connections Child Care for their children for $115 a month.
  • A one adult/one child family with income less than $14,000 can get Working Connections Child Care with no co-pay.

The Legislature made great strides for affordability of child care. Now we have to enroll our kids!