Registration for the Healthy Kids before and after-school programs for Monticello Central School District will take place on Aug. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the George L. Cooke Elementary School at 69 Richardson Ave. in Monticello. Online registration will also be available on the Healthy Kids website, at the same date and time (Aug. 21 at 3 p.m.)
2023-24 Monthly Tuition Rates:
The district appreciates our families’ needs for safe and affordable extended day childcare, and we are pleased to be able to partially subsidize the Healthy Kids program this year in partnership with Healthy Kids.
The 2023-24 parent monthly rates will be as follows: (Please note that the Healthy Kids program charges a registration fee of $25.00 with a maximum of $50.00 for families who have more than 2 children)
(please note that this year’s extended day program for pre-K is not located at the Liberty Street location; it will be located in the St. John Street building.)
- Before School: $121 (Opens at 7 a.m.) 20 spaces
- After School: $180 (Closes at 6 p.m.) 25 spaces
- Before School: $50 (Opens at 7 a.m.) 75 spaces
- After School: $195 (Closes at 6 p.m.) 220 total spaces
Financial Assistance is Available; Elementary September After-School Tuition is Free
The increased rates are attributable to a reduction in New York State Empire Program Funding over the past two years. In the past, these funds have made it possible for the district to more fully subsidize the cost of the extended day program, but given the reductions in aid, it is no longer sustainable for the district to do so.
Although the Empire funding has decreased, the state has increased funding to expand access to childcare, including significantly raising the income level eligibility for families to receive financial assistance for childcare. This assistance can be used to offset the tuition costs of the Healthy Kids Extended Day program, and in order to give families ample time to apply for this assistance, September 2023 tuition for the after-school program will be free for elementary-aged families.
How to Apply for Assistance
Families currently receiving public assistance or SNAP should contact their caseworker to apply for childcare benefits. Families who are not currently receiving public assistance or SNAP can visit Sullivan County Child Care Council, call (845) 292-7166 or email email@example.com AND/OR firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process.
After submitting an application, you will need to provide:
- Photo identification of all adults in the household (license, passport, NYS identification card, etc.)
- Birth certificate or social security card for all children in the household
- 8 weeks current and consecutive pay stubs for all adults in the household (or employment verification letter stating company name, your name, date of hire, rate of pay, days of week worked, signed and dated by employer)
- Proof of residency – NYSEG Bill OR statement from homeowner/renter stating location of housing and who resides in the household. Statement must be signed and dated
- Proof of education for all school-aged children
- Child support/ custody documentation (if applicable)
Please contact the Sullivan County Child Council with any questions about the childcare subsidy.
Limited spots available; first qualified families to apply will be enrolled
There are limited spots available in this year’s program. The spots will be filled by the first qualified families to enroll. In order to qualify, families must show proof of childcare needs, such as a letter from an employer that outlines the employee’s schedule.
For more information on registering for the program, please contact Healthy Kids at 845-330-0200