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

To see if your family might qualify for Care 4 Kids, use this eligibility screening tool.

Looking for child care?

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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.

Have you already applied to receive Care 4 Kids? Check the status of Care 4 Kids applications.

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.

Last updated April 28, 2020