PAYING FOR QUALITY CHILDCARE

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families provides a Child Care Scholarship to pay for all or a portion of child care tuition for families in need of child care. Families are defined as a biological or adoptive parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult with whom the child lives and who has the primary financial and physical responsibility for the care and well-being of the child.

A family must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  1. The child(ren) is between 0-5 years and is not currently enrolled in a public or private kindergarten program, Head Start or NC Pre-K program.

  2. The parent/guardian resides in one of our five counties—Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates or Pasquotank Counties.

  3. The child(ren) attends or will attend a 3,  4 or 5 star-rated licensed child care program.

  4. The family’s total monthly income is under the eligibility limits as defined by AACF.

  5. Parents/guardians must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Parent/guardian is employed at least 25 hours per week;

  • Parent/guardian is a full-time high school student;

  • Parent/guardian is a full-time student in an accredited postsecondary institution; or

  • Parent/guardian is a combination of a working/student status equivalent to 25 hours per week.

For a preliminary applicant checklist, information on the application process, and an explanation of recipient responsibilities, please call 252-333-1233.