Resources to Help Finance Child Care
Employment Related Day Care
This is a program funded through the Oregon Department of Human Services that assists low income families with child care costs. To learn more about the program click here.
To find out if you might qualify for ERDC, try the co-pay calculator: https://apps.state.or.us/cf1/ERDC/
For information about how to apply click here: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/CHILD-CARE/Pages/Parents.aspx#HowToApply
ERDC Application: https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/de7470.pdf
Contact info for offices in Multnomah County
Families receiving ERDC and enrolled in a Star rated Spark program will have a reduced co-pay. To find out more about Oregon’s Spark program, click here: http://triwou.org/projects/qris/families
Contact 211 to find a program near you.
Head Start/Early Head Start
“Head Start programs around the state provide free comprehensive preschool services. Early Head Start programs serve pregnant individuals and children up to age 3. Head Start programs serve children ages 3-5. To find out if you qualify and to apply you will need to contact your local program.” http://www.ohsa.net/
Some Head Start programs also offer a full day child care option.