Child Care is available in several ways. Begin by finding a provider and ask if they accept the following options:
(each provider is happy to walk you through funding options and eligibility.)
Sliding fee Scales
Low to Moderate Cost Childcare/Preschool
State grant support spots that have family fees ranging in price from $8-$95/week. Also, fees for private pay spots range from $450-$800/month. The fees are based on sliding scales determined by the family income. With the support of another state grant, there are also a limited number of free slots for four year old children at the Church Street location.
Download the application
Contact: Tracy Myers
Hamden Early Learning Program has four (4) locations offering ten (10) hour/day programs, year round, to three and four year olds:
Tender Care Early Learning Center
40 London Drive, off Ridge Road.
In addition to private pay spots for children 6 weeks to five years, there are 12 school readiness grant funded spots for three and four year olds. Family fees for those spots range from a minimum of $8 - $95 per week, based on income. Program operates 10 hours/day, year round.
Contact: Director Lori Osber
Sleeping Giant Daycare
11 Pine Street
Director: Edie Reichard
State grant supports early care and education spots that have family fees ranging from $8 - $95 per week, depending on income. Ten (10) hour/day program operates year round for three and four year olds.
Contact Director Edie Reichard
Phone: (203) 776-5026