Scholarships for Families
Child Care Scholarship Program
The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families (AACF) will administer a Child Care Scholarship Program that will assist eligible families, residing in Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates and Pasquotank Counties, by providing child care financial assistance.
AACF will provide up to full time child care assistance to children ages 0-5, whose parent/guardians meet scholarship income and AACF eligibility guidelines. Scholarship families must utilize high quality child care per scholarship guidelines and pay a percentage of child care cost as determined in the guidelines. The parent/guardian in the home must meet work, school and other requirements as outlined in the program guideline manual. AACF will administer this program so that it is able to meet the goal of providing children universal access to quality education while maintaining the controls and segregation of duties needed to insure the efficiency and integrity of the program.
The AACF Child Care Scholarship Program pays for full-time child care, 5 days per week, not to exceed 55 hours per week as long as funding is available. Any additional child care fees are the parent/guardian’s responsibility. In order to qualify for the Scholarship Program, the parents/guardians are required to submit a birth certificate or other documentation to show that the child is less than 6 years of age. Children who are receiving a child care voucher from the Department of Social Services are not eligible for the AACF Scholarship Program.
Child Care Scholarship Summary
Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Scholarship 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. The target population for this program is Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates and Pasquotank County families with children birth to five not enrolled in a public or private kindergarten program, Head Start or NC Pre-K program. Child Care Scholarship assistance may be provided for tuition costs at any four or five star licensed program.
A family must meet the following eligibility guidelines:
- 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.
- The parent/guardian resides in one of our five counties—Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates or Pasquotank Counties.
- The child(ren) attends or will attend a 3, 4 or 5 star-rated licensed child care program.
- The family’s total monthly income is under the eligibility limits as defined by AACF.
- 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.
Once a family is determined eligible the family will remain eligible until the child ages out, the parent/guardian is no longer employed or in school, and/or the income no longer meets AACF Child Care Scholarship income eligibility guidelines.
A Child Care Scholarship is available as funds are available and cannot be guaranteed beyond each fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th).
If you would like more information on the Preliminary Applicant Checklist, Recipient Scholarships or the Scholarship Application Process, please click on the links below:
How You Can Help.
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What people are Saying about AACF
“Thank God you did this for us…”
Albemarle Alliance had a safety day and the fire department, police department, the Elks club and other sponsors were doing a carseat give away. This could not have come at a more perfect time. My man lost his job in April and was wrongfully denied unemployment while he looked for a job. My daughter turns 2 on the 22nd and desperately needed to upgrade her carseat. It's hard to do with NO MONEY. Thank God you did this for us and many other families. I'm gonna speak for everyone and say thank you to everyone involved. And a big thank you to Faith for informing our support group for my family's needs being met.
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“…an Amazing program…”
I have been taking the incredible years program with Kathy and Jennifer, we are on week 9 I believe. I am so sad to know that we are half way done. It's an amazing program with wonderful teachers, they always remember what we (the class) have had issues with the previous week and ask, how it's coming along. They give us amazing advice or ways to handle different situations. They make you think, which is good.
The group discussion have been a blessing as well, I have met amazing local parents who I can lean on for support. I know we will be friends long after the program is over.
Thank you for the wonderful program and the teachers. I recommend anyone who is thinking about taking the program, should. It's been so helpful! The way I parent my 2.5 year old and my 4 month old have completely changed (for the better).
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“Our Family LOVES the programs…”
Our entire family LOVES the programs of AACF! We have been impressed by the facilitator at workshops and we absolutely ADORE Jenna with Parents As Teachers!
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“…a great resource…”
I would advise first time moms especially to contact this wonderful organization. They are a great resource and have lots of great information for all parents!!!
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“…they offer many programs…”
Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families has helped me in a couple ways...first they offer many programs such as Safecare which I love. Also they offer free car seats for kids which so awesome... Before this year I had no idea AACF existed.
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“A Wonderful Organization!”
I cannot thank Jenna and Angie enough! A wonderful organization!
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