If you are working and can't afford the daycare, then you might be eligible for county assistance. Child Care Information Services is part of the COMPASS program that provides other sorts of aid, such as food stamps, CHIP, and welfare. For more details about how CCIS works - go to the COMPASS website. Please note that there is often a waiting list for CCIS assistance, so apply ASAP and get your name on that waiting list!
Enrichment Help For Kindergarteners in the TESD
If your child is attending (or will be attending) kindergarten in one of the TESD elementary schools, and you need him/her to be at the school the full day because of your work commitments, the T/E School District has a contract with A Child's Place to offer a program called Kindergarten Enrichment, held right in the same school that your child will be attending. It is run both in the morning (for students in school in the afternoon) or in the afternoon (for students in school in the morning).
This is a very popular program - and it fills fast, so you must get registered as soon as you know that your child will need this placement. ACP's program does cost money - and for those who might struggle covering those fees, the local education foundation (FLITE) might be able to help. FLITE covers some/all of the tuition costs for the 1/2 day ACP program. Parents should speak directly to ACP and mention that you believe you would qualify for FLITE funding and they should be able to confirm details with you.
There is also a requirement to apply for county childcare assistance (CCIS - Child Care Information Services ), and you will likely be put on a waiting list for this, so the sooner you get that application going, the better. You should apply for this by going directly to the state's COMPASS site. ACP folks should be able to help you with this application if needed. Contact A Child's Place at 610-272-8085.
If your child ALSO needs before and/or after school assistance above and beyond the Kindergarten Enrichment classes - then see the section below for those details.
Before and/or After School Help for Elementary Students in T/E
If your child is in grades K-4 at one of the TESD elementary schools and you need assistance with the cost of before or after school care - please let us know and we'll see if we can help. Please know that T&E Care can NOT pay regular bills for you - but if you run into a difficult time for one or two months, we might be able to help there. If you want our assistance, contact us and we'll see what we can do.
It may be possible to receive a discount from ACP. First, make sure you apply for free/reduced lunch through your child's elementary school. There is also a requirement by ACP to apply for county childcare assistance (CCIS - Child Care Information Services ). You will likely be put on a waiting list for this, so the sooner you get that application going, the better. You should apply for this by going directly to the state's COMPASS site. ACP folks should be able to help you with this application if needed. Contact A Child's Place at 610-272-8085 for more details.
Preschool Assistance for T/E residents Do you live in the T/E School District and have a child that is ready for preschool but can't find an affordable option? The local educational foundation (FLITE - the Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown) has some scholarship money that might be helpful to assist with the fees of the preschool. Please let us know if you would need this assistance and we will hook you up with the appropriate people. We recognize the importance of early education and are thrilled that FLITE is willing to help with some of these costs for families who might be financially challenged. Don't pass up this great opportunity - and do pass the word to your friends and neighbors!
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