Summer Child Care Assistance Available
Through Workforce Solutions
From Judge Chris Brown
With summer quickly approaching, some parents may be wondering how they are going to afford summer child care for their school-aged children. Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas provides child care assistance daily to more than 1,000 families across Northeast Texas. The organization is looking to spread the word to parents who may be considering child care options for their school-aged students during the summer months.
Workforce Solutions provides financial assistance to eligible low- to moderate-income families, helping parents with a portion of the cost of their child’s care. Parents who are working, in training, enrolled in education or who are participating in a workforce program may be eligible.
Working families in Bowie, Cass, Delta, Lamar, Hopkins, Franklin, Morris, Red River and Titus Counties may be eligible for assistance, which varies based upon the family’s income and the parents’ work schedule and/or schooling.
The program offers parents the freedom to choose the provider that best meets their needs. Parents may select any licensed or registered child care provider. Workforce Solutions maintains a list of area providers that participate in the program and meet Texas licensing requirements.
Families seeking more information or interested in seeing if they qualify can call 903-794-8999 or toll free at 800-874-3226. Information is also available online at www.netxworkforce.org/childcare.