Uptick in Care4Kids Enrollment, but Room for More Applicants
925 children were enrolled in Care4kids during the month of February, bringing the total to 15,305. That is still 7,652 short of peak enrollment in August 2016. The February enrollment figures were the largest monthly increase since the program reopened in November, after 15 months of closure.
“We are glad that word is spreading that the program is now open and processing applications pretty quickly,” said Merrill Gay, the executive director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance.
Care4Kids can help with cost of child care for families earning up to 50% of the state median income ($55,074 for a family of 4).
“Child care for two small children can easily exceed the cost of rent or a mortgage just about anywhere in Connecticut” Gay added.
Families can get information about the program at www.ctcare4kids.com or by calling 1-888-214-5437.