Statewide, 13 percent of children under age 6 in low-income families are served by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Subsidies through CCAP help parents attain and retain employment and education, and pay for safe, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate childcare. However, receipt of child care subsidies and continuity of care depend upon parental work schedules, and continuity of care may be disrupted if parents do not comply with requirements. In addition, wait lists for CCAP subsidies can be long. CCAP is available to families participating in MFIP, families that had an MFIP case close within the last 12 months, and low-income families that may be eligible for the Basic Sliding Fee program.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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