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Here’s help in your hunt for childcare

How do I find child care?  How can I pay for childcare once I find it?  These are two huge questions parent and guardians frequently ask. 

Fortunately, there is an agency in Addison County that can provide help for you — it’s called Child Care Services at Mary Johnson Children’s Center in Middlebury. Child Care Services provides help and information for all Addison County residents.  

Paying for Child Care in Addison County

Addison County’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program, also referred to as subsidy, helps eligible families and guardians pay for child care. Families may qualify based on gross income, family size and their need for service. MJCC’s Eligibility Specialist assists families through the process of eligibility, including application completion, and determine whether families qualify and how much assistance may be provided. Current Vermont eligibility guidelines can be found online here: dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/ccfap.

Finding Child Care in Addison County

Referral Specialist for Addison County Ginny Sinclair has up-to-date information regarding the different child care programs in the county, including available spaces. This referral support is free and helps connect families with programs that have openings and match their needs. The referral program also provides parents with information on how to locate a quality child care program, questions to ask providers when they call or visit them, and ways to build a successful partnership with their child care provider.

You can reach Referral Specialist Ginny Sinclair at [email protected], and Eligibility Specialist Rebecca Warner may be reached at [email protected]. Both can be reached at 802-388-4303.

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