TDHS Taking Steps To Help Working Families
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has announced additional steps to help parents navigate the balance of raising a family and holding down a job. Beginning tomorrow, October 1st…TDHS will increase child care payment assistance by 10% across all categories of care in the Child Care Certificate Program. With that program, the state pays a reimbursement rate directly to child care providers on behalf of families who are enrolled and meet the income and work or education requirements of the program. Also starting tomorrow…TDHS will begin providing additional assistance to child care agencies who care for children identified with disabilities or special needs. A 15% rate bonus will be applied to each qualifying child that participates in the Child Care Certificate Program. For more information on the Child Care Certificate Program you should contact the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Their website…tn.gov/humanservices.