Child Care subsidy levels have increased dramatically through the Maryland State Department of Education. This will allow more families to qualify for Purchase of Care (POC) vouchers. For example, a family of 2 with a maximum income of $48,637 now qualifies for assistance. A family of 4 with a maximum income of $71,525 now qualifies for assistance. This represents a substantial increase from the previous fiscal year. All of the information can be found on the following website:
Interested families can also call Child Care Central at 1-866-243-8796 for additional information.
All YMCA child care programs are eligible to accept POC vouchers. This includes the Early Learning Center at both the Downtown Y and the Green Valley Y as well as the Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program located at various Frederick County Elementary Schools.