Help With Child Care
Without looking up from her desk, the director hands us a brochure saying, “Our brochure goes over our basic information and on the back, it shows the cost table. Currently we only have one opening for an infant so if you are interested in that spot, I would suggest you get your deposit into us today.”
“What would that deposit be?” my husband asks.
“We would need two months plus the application deposit so if we will be caring for your little one full time it would be $3,150.00,” the director states without batting an eye.
We stand up and I struggle to fight back the tears, we cannot afford for me to stay home but we also cannot afford daycare. I see that the director notices that I am trying to hold it together. As we thank her and make our way to the door, she slips a pamphlet into my hands.
My husband and I walk across the parking lot and I open the pamphlet. It contains information on how to apply for child care grants. My tears break loose with relief, there is a chance that we can do this!
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
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