Although Tim and Abbie had planned to wait for a few years before starting their family, they were excited to learn that they were having a little boy.”
Tim and Abbie were barely making their way from paycheck to paycheck when their son Josh was born. Learning that a quality child care program would cost them $1000 a month presented a huge problem. They couldn’t afford for one of them to stay home, and they couldn’t afford the cost of care. Every month they were falling further behind on their bills.
They felt that their options were limited and they didn’t know what to do. Their day care provider suggested that they apply for a Good Start Grant, funded by United Way. The goal of the program is to help low income families access quality child care by offering grants to subsidize the family’s payments. With the help of the Good Start grant, Tim and Abbie were able to keep Josh in a daycare that they trusted and that Josh loved.
*names changed for confidentiality