Child Day Care
The Ontario County Department of Social Services administers the Office of Children and Family Services Low-Income Child Care Program through the Temporary Assistance Unit. The income limit is currently at 200% of the poverty limit or below for its Child Care Program and effective August 1st, 2022, the income guidelines are increasing to 300% of the poverty limit. The program has enabled Ontario County to assist working families in making childcare expenses more affordable. We are also currently assisting teen parents that need to attend High School and adults with children who are attending other educational programs such as a 2-year degree or a training program such as CNA training. Each family is required to pay a family fee that is based on their income and household size directly to their approved childcare provider. Through the Low-Income Child Care Block Grant, the childcare unit pays the balance of the cost of care (up to the current market rate) directly to the provider or to the parent if care is provided in the child’s home. Each family chooses which childcare provider they will use to care for their children. Also, for households that work an overnight shift, the agency can pay up to another 8 hours/day sleep time. All providers that are eligible for a subsidy payment must be approved through the Office of Children and Family Services and/or Child and Family Resource Center. As of May 1st, 2022, the Low-Income Child Care Unit is currently assisting 154 families which includes 284 children in Ontario County to help cover the childcare expenses so families can continue to be self-sufficient.
2022-2023 Child Care Income Guidelines
Daycare Market Rates