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Daycare Vouchers?? Kelly+Brandon=Blake 1 child; Maryland 1260 posts
26th Dec '12

Idk if this is the right forum or not but I've googled what I could on daycare vouchers and I've been calling the department of social services # but can't reach anyone! Does anyone know the income qualifications and what I can do to apply? My mom backed out of babysitting randomly and I have family trading off to watch LO this week but next weeks up in the air. I work full time and can't afford to take off work. I'm stressing out! And if I do qualify, how long does it take to start? Thanks in advance.

sknymnie Hubert, nc, United States 15150 posts
26th Dec '12

this site should help
http://www.daycarevouchers.org/maryland



(I assume you actually live in Maryland like your locations says...if not go to Google and Type in "daycare vouchers for (state)")

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
26th Dec '12

in MO you just apply at dfs and give them the dcn # to your daycare. Then you have to pay the full cost until they process your application and they will reimburse you what you overpaid. They have 30 days to process it and here it usually takes that long. I make too much to get fully state-paid daycare but they pay about 50 % of it. Its about $120 a week for 2 kids after they pay their part.

Kelly+Brandon=Blake 1 child; Maryland 1260 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Jen K.:" this site should help http://www.daycarevouchers.org/maryland (I assume you actually live in Maryland like your locations says...if not go to Google and Type in "daycare vouchers for (state)")"


Yes I live in MD lol and thanks! I found out they're closed until Jan 1st :? Oh well, I'll check this stuff out though thanks again :)

Kelly+Brandon=Blake 1 child; Maryland 1260 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting BareFootBabyMaker:" in MO you just apply at dfs and give them the dcn # to your daycare. Then you have to pay the full cost ... [snip!] ... much to get fully state-paid daycare but they pay about 50 % of it. Its about $120 a week for 2 kids after they pay their part."


What's "dfs" and "dcn"? And my son is 4 months old, how old are your LO's? It sucks, we just can't afford it right now :(

sknymnie Hubert, nc, United States 15150 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" Yes I live in MD lol and thanks! I found out they're closed until Jan 1st :? Oh well, I'll check this stuff out though thanks again :)"

sucks that they are closed until after the 1st! Hope they can help you :)

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" What's "dfs" and "dcn"? And my son is 4 months old, how old are your LO's? It sucks, we just can't afford it right now :("


dfs = division of family services and I'm not sure what dcn stands for...its just what they ask for and the daycare facility gave me their #. Mine are 1 and 3. When I had only my son in daycare at that age i think it was around $100 a week w/o any assistance. The prices may be different where you are though.

Kelly+Brandon=Blake 1 child; Maryland 1260 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting BareFootBabyMaker:" dfs = division of family services and I'm not sure what dcn stands for...its just what they ask for ... [snip!] ... in daycare at that age i think it was around $100 a week w/o any assistance. The prices may be different where you are though."


Pshh yeah that'd be awesome! Here it's $200-$300 a week! That's Maryland for ya :roll:

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
26th Dec '12
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" Psh

:shock: omg...no way I could afford 1200 a month for daycare...how the hell can anyone afford to pay bills and that much for childcare? Thats crazy

Kelly+Brandon=Blake 1 child; Maryland 1260 posts
26th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BareFootBabyMaker:</b>" :shock: omg...no way I could afford 1200 a month for daycare...how the hell can anyone afford to pay bills and that much for childcare? Thats crazy"</blockquote>




I know right! That's why I'm freaking out because neither of us can take off of work like that. Wish we could move lol it's dumb.