YMCA Learning Centers work with child care assistance programs in both Cass and Clay Counties. If you would like more information on applying for assistance, please contact 701.241.5761 in Cass County and 218.299.5200 in Clay County. Haven’t qualified for child care assistance in the past? You now may be eligible! NEW assistance is available for Minnesota and North Dakota families with children infants through school age! We strongly encourage all families to review the information to determine if you qualify for the program.
The Y offers Income Based Assistance to assist families pay for child care expenses. To qualify for Income Based Assistance, you must first be registered in one of our quality child care programs. The Income Based Assistance is designed to help cover expenses, along with Child Care Assistance up to 50% of the tuition. Enrollment fee and first 2 weeks tuition is required prior to start date for all families. If Child Care Assistance pays more than 50% of the tuition billed, Income Based Assistance would not apply. If Child Care Assistance pays less than 50%, Income Based Assistance can supplement up to a total of 50% of the tuition billed.