State announces plan to provide more funding for child care services
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education released information on Wednesday about a plan to provide more benefits to daycares that receive state funding and to low income families that use them.
Some of the benefits include making more money available to increase the available care these families can afford.
For instance, many families were coming out-of-pocket nearly $100 per week. Under the new plan, they may spend less than $25 per week in out-of-pocket costs.
"The increase in funding and simplification of the application process greatly benefits families with parents that work or are in school that need help to afford quality child care." said Superintendent John White.
The CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) now has a simplified online process where parents can apply for help.
The changes should be in place by the end of January.