How much financial aid can my family receive?

Families are expected to pay between 12 and 22% of their gross income for childcare. Monthly financial aid a family receives from Kids First is based on a number of factors:

o    The monthly/yearly gross income of the family

o    Number in the family

o    How many children you have in childcare 

o    How many days a week the child will attend

o    The daily rate of your program/child’s classroom

We encourage you to try out the pre-calculator, on this page, to see if you qualify before filling out the complete application. 

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1. How do I apply for Kids First financial aid for childcare?
2. How much financial aid can my family receive?
3. What do I need to complete a Kids First financial aid application?
4. How will I receive my financial aid?
5. How long does financial aid last?
6. Do I have to use a certain childcare program?