In mid-November, there will be a partial “thaw” in the intake process for Maryland’s Child Care Subsidy Program, which helps low-income parents pay for child care.
The program intake has been frozen for most families since February 2011. By using accumulated savings from attrition (people leaving the program as they gain income or move out of Maryland), the State will be able to open enrollment in November 2012 – not for all eligible families, but for those in the three lowest income categories (families living well below the poverty level, which is $19,090 in annual income for a family of three).
This important information was sent out by the Maryland Family Network.
The Child Care Subsidy Program is vital for helping families afford child care as they work and/or go to school. Even a partial thaw is good news, and we hope the program will be open to all eligible families in 2013.