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Child Care Assistance and Family Support

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It’s no secret child care is expensive and unaffordable for many families.

In Oregon, we have several child care assistance programs for families such as Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) run by the Oregon Department of Human Services. ERDC helps eligible working families pay for child care so they can work. Families who qualify for the program pay a portion of their child care expense through a copay depending on the family’s income, size, and the amount the child care provider charges.

Families who qualify for ERDC may also be eligible for cash assistance for basic living expenses and job services through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

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In many cases, child care costs for families with children with disabilities or special needs are even higher. The Inclusive Child Care Program provides supplemental monetary supports to qualifying families to help with the costs associated with accommodating children with disabilities or special needs in their child care environment.