What is the Voucher Program?
The Voucher Program is funded by the Department of Early Education & Care (EEC); which provides TAFDC participants as well as income-eligible parent with financial assistance to pay for child care while they are at work, in school or a job training program. For many families, gaining independence from public assistance would not be possible without child care.
Once parents are determined to be eligible to receive subsidized child care by DTA or Community Care for Kids, they make an appointment with a Family Specialist to complete required paperwork.
Why should I participate in the Voucher Program?
Currently, of the approximately 820 EEC licensed child care programs in the South Coastal areas, only 40% provide voucher child care. In this area, there is a significant shortage of child care voucher providers, particularly family child care providers and center-based programs providing infant and toddler care and before and after school care.
To support families seeking independence from public assistant, CCK is working to increase the number of available voucher providers. This will expand the number of child care options that are consistent with parents’ personal preferences. Your participation will help by giving parents a peace of mind that their child is receiving quality child care while they pursue an opportunity to gain the education, skills, and experience needed to succeed in the workforce.
How will I benefit from participating in the Voucher Program?
If your child care program has vacancies, you can increase your income by filling those empty slots. You may also be eligible for reimbursements for holidays, vacations, and other closures.
How does the Voucher Program work?
Providers who have signed voucher agreement and who have a child in their program with a current child care voucher will be reimbursed a rate established by EEC. A portion of the rate may be paid by the parent depending on their income level and household size.
Each month, CCK will send you a Request For Reimbursement (RFR) on which indicate the number of days the child was absent and the number of days the child was eligible for care. Simply return the RFR as indicated 10th of each month. A check will be mailed to you by end of the month.
How do I sign up to participate in the Voucher Program or to get more information about the Voucher Program?
Fill out the Voucher Provider Contract and return it with a copy of your license. You may either drop it off or mail it to:
Community Care for Kids | Ree Delorey
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
For more information, please contact our Billing Specialist, Ree Delorey at 617-657-5375 or email@example.com.