Child Care Subsidy 

Working parents with incomes at or below these 2016 Guidelines (effective 6/1/16 to 5/31/17) may qualify for financial assistance through the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services:  

Family Size      Income         
1                        $23,760.00        
2                        $32,040.00        
3                        $40,320.00       
4                        $48,600.00        
5                        $56,880.00       
6                        $65,160.00        
7                        $73,460.00        
8                        $81,780.00 

The St. Lawrence Child Care Council works closely with the local Department of Social Services to assist families who need help paying for their child care costs.  Although we do not make the final decision on who receives assistance, we can help you determine your eligibility.  To find out if you may be eligible for help paying for child care, please contact the St. Lawrence Child Care Council at (315) 393-6474 and ask for Shana Wisdom (Ext. 13).  

Click here to download the Subsidy Guidelines Brochure. This will give you basic eligibility information.  

Click here to download a Subsidy Application. The application contains contact information and where to send the completed application.  If you have questions about your subsidy eligibility or co-pays please contact the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Day Care Unit at (315) 386-2285.  

Click her to download a Legally Exempt Child Care Provider Enrollment Application. If you receive child care subsidy assistance and use a provider who is not licensed or registered with the NYS Office of Children & Family Services, your child care provider will need to complete this enrollment application with you.  If you have any questions about the enrollment application please contact the St. Lawrence Child Care Council at (315) 393-6474 and ask for Shana Wisdom (Ext. 13).