Helping working families access quality child care and subsidy assistance.
WDI's Child Care Program is a collaborative demonstration project with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and the local county Departments of Social Services.
The program enables parents to work and children to have quality care. It provides child care subsidies to working families in the Capital Region and Oneida Counties with incomes up to 275% of the established Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
The program makes the process of applying for child care subsidies and enrolling in child care programs easier and more convenient for working parents. The program assists families in the selection of developmentally appropriate and safe childcare providers and provides other local and state child care and family resource information.
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Hear What Our Families Are Saying About the Need for Childcare Subsidies
"Thank you so much for helping my children and I have a quality life. I live in Albany as a single parent with no family or support. WDI is life saving." - Y.S., Albany County
"Without WDI I would be paying more in Child care than what I bring home in my paycheck. I do have a secure State job, and it would be difficult to leave it." - J.M., Rennselaer County, NY
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Working families are eligible for a subsidy if:
They are employed at least 25 hours a week
Have eligible children under the age of 13
Have a household income falling within the following income guidelines
Income Guidelines effective June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Interested families should contact WDI to see if they meet eligibility requirements or to have an application mailed.
Families can submit completed applications via fax, mail, email or in person to the Troy or Mohawk Valley office. Completed applications are forwarded to the local DSS Child Care Subsidy Units for eligibility determination. A parent’s fee towards the cost of care is calculated by DSS.