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Dinolfo to cut 'Parent Fee' for over 2K families receiving subsidized childcare

Dinolfo to cut 'Parent Fee' for over 2K families receiving subsidized childcare

July 08, 2019 09:35 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Monroe County will soon be making childcare more affordable, according to County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. 

Dinolfo says she's directed the Monroe County Department of Human Services to cut the parent component of the subsidized childcare programming. 

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The current rate is 35 percent of the cost of care. This direction will lower the rate to 25 percent.

The new rate is expected to impact 2,200 low-income families by saving them an average of $800 annually. 

"Our affordable childcare programming is proven to help working parents build brighter futures for themselves, their children and their families," said Dinolfo. "Monroe County already invests nearly $48 million in childcare each year, but we are always looking for ways to make our programming even more affordable and effective for the families we serve. Our first reduction to the childcare Parent Fee in over a decade will make a real difference for working parents, helping to save an average of $800 annually that they can put towards other household expenses, like food and housing. This new, lower rate will go a long way to help support stronger families here and I look forward to seeing it take effect in August." 

The reduction will be effective Aug. 5. 

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