Call around, search the web, and apply to as many services as you can. Here are some good places to help save a little money.
Bridges to Benefits: Learn about public work support projects and tax credits.
Child Care Financial Aid: Learn about tax credits, pre-tax child care dollars, tuition subsidies or scholarships.
Free tax help for income eligible familes: For a list of free tax preparation sites call United Way 2-1-1 or 651-291-0211, or enter "free tax preparation sites" in the search bar at www.taxes.state.mn.us.
Talk with your employer: Ask your employer about Dependent Care Assistance. You can set aside up to $5,000 tax free for child care expenses per year.
Contact Head Start at 651-582-8463. Head Start is a federally funded program for children from families with lower incomes.
Some elementary schools offer a School Readiness Program. Contact your local school district.
Programming for children with special physical or developmental needs may be available through Early Childhood Special Education. Contact your local school district.