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Financial Assistance Programs





Average Weekly Cost of Child Care in Dutchess and Putnam Counties - Prepared September 2016


Dutchess
| Putnam

Range Average | Range Average
Child Care Centers

|

Infants (6 weeks - 18 months) $225.00 - $376.00 $274.00 | $200.00 - $400.00 $286.00
Toddlers (19 months - 35 months) $210.00 - $339.00 $257.00 | $200.00 - $335.00 $278.00
Preschoolers (3 - 5 years old) $150.00 - $300.00 $222.00 | $181.00 - $400.00 $256.00
School Age (5 - 12 years old) $100.00 - $290.00 $160.00 | $150.00 - $300.00 $226.00
Family/Group Family Child Care Providers

|

Infants (6 weeks - 23 months) $185.00 - $250.00 $214.00 | $225.00 - $350.00 $267.00
Toddlers (24 - 35 months) $135.00 - $280.00 $192.00 | $200.00 - $325.00 $264.00
Preschoolers (3 - 5 years old) $135.00 - $280.00 $194.00 | $200.00 - $325.00 $255.00
School Age (5 - 12 years old) $125.00 - $225.00 $175.00 | $150.00 - $300.00 $226.00
School Age Programs

|

(5 years - high school)

|

Monthly part time (5 years - high school) $200.00 - $225.00
| $150.00 - $315.00





Eligibility Requirements

The Department of Social Services can provide child care assistance to families that meet income eligibility requirements. Is your household income below these levels? (Use appropriate county and family size)
Please note: These figures do change.

June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size Dutchess Putnam
2 $19,950 $31,860
3 $25,112.50 $40,180
4 $30,302.50 $48,500
5 $35,502.50 $56,820
6 $40,712.50 $65,140
7 $45,912.50 $73,460
8 $51,112.50 $81,780

If you are not eligible, there are certain tax credits that you may be able to use, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child and Dependant Care Credit. Be sure that you get the taxpayer ID number from your provider and keep all your receipts.

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