Child Care Subsidy 

Working parents with incomes at or below these 2019 Guidelines (effective 6/1/19 to 5/31/20) may qualify for financial assistance through the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services:  

Family Size      Income         
1                        $24,980.00        
2                        $33,820.00        
3                        $42,660.00       
4                        $51,500.00        
5                        $60,340.00       
6                        $69,180.00        
7                        $78,020.00        
8                        $86,860.00 

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).  

Please contact the Childcare Unit at Department of Social Services to have a Child Care Subsidy Application mailed to you at (315)379-2285. 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) 379-2285.  

Please contact our office to have a Legally Exempt Child Care Provider Enrollment Application sent to you. 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).