Care 4 Kids
The Care 4 Kids program makes child care affordable for low- to moderate-income families in Connecticut. With Care 4 Kids, parents get financial help for the child care they choose.
To apply or get more detailed information about the program, visit the Care 4 Kids website.
Who’s eligible for Care 4 Kids assistance?
Eligibility is based on family income. To be eligible, you need to:
- Live in Connecticut
- Be working or attending a temporary family cash assistance (Jobs First) approved education or training activity
- Meet the program’s income requirements
Who can be a Care 4 Kids child care provider?
Child care centers, licensed family child care, and unlicensed relatives can all be Care 4 Kids providers as long as they meet basic requirements. The requirements are different for each type of provider:
If you’re a parent or guardian making a decision about child care, check out these tips on how to choose the right child care provider for your family.
How is the Care 4 Kids program funded?
Care 4 Kids is funded by the Federal Child Care Development Fund Plan (CCDF). CCDF is the primary federal funding source for helping low-income families pay for child care.
- See the most recent changes to Connecticut’s CCDF plan.
- Review Connecticut’s full Federal Child Care Development Fund plan for 2019-2021.