Parents and Providers

School-Age Subsidy Program

Parent Information

Montgomery County is providing $5.6 million in tuition assistance for full-day, school-age child care services offered by licensed child care centers, registered family child care homes, or letter of compliance programs located in the County.

Eligibility for this tuition assistance will be determined separately and differently from existing subsidy programs. The funds will be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Children, Youth and Families.

To be eligible for these services, a child must

  • live in the County,
  • be enrolled in MCPS, and
  • actively attend a full-day child care program.

In addition, their families must have

  • income levels at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and
  • applied for state and local child care subsidies.

See instructions for parents (PDF) | Vea las instructiones para los padres (PDF)

Apply for the School-Age Subsidy Program


Child care providers can invoice the county for children approved for the tuition assistance School-Age Subsidy Program. Programs will need to invoice on a monthly basis through an online portal. Eligible child care programs must be located in Montgomery County and regulated by the Maryland State Department of Education-Office of Child Care.

See Instructions for providers (PDF)

Submit Provider Invoice

General Support

The current COVID-19 crisis can be especially stressful for children. Their routines have changed and that can add anxiety onto an already stressful period. These links below provide information and tools to let children – and their parents – know that we will get through this together.

Additional Resources

Advice for parents of young children