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Eligibility

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ELIGIBILITY

Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of eligible parents (must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 2 of the current school year).

Children MUST be able to go to the bathroom independently.

Families are eligible for fully or partially subsidized child care if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. The need for Children’s Protective Services has been established

2. At-Risk of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation has been established

3. Parents are employed

4. Are homeless

5. Cash Assistance

6. Income

Families who qualify must fall within State defined income limits for subsidized childcare.

Children must be at least 3 years old and no older than 5 years old (the year before they become eligible for kindergarten enrollment). In order to receive subsidized childcare services, the parent(s)/guardians(s) must provide verifiable and viable proof of income, and employment/training. If the parent is unable to provide proof of income and employment, the State Preschool office may take the necessary procedures to verify such information.