Financial Assistance from Community Programs
Families may qualify for an Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) subsidy through the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). To find out if your family qualifies for an employment related subsidy please visit the Deprtment of Human Service’s Employment Related Day Care Subsidy website. Please fill out their English language application here (ERDC Application in English) or fill out their Spanish language application here (ERDC Application in Spanish).
If you do not qualify for assistance through DHS, The Community Childcare Initiative is funded by the Portland Children’s Levy and is an opportunity for qualifying childcare facilities to receive financial resources for low-income families and create a stable income base by promoting continuity of care for families at 200% of poverty or below. For an application and general information, go to www.CCRR-MC.org. Click on “Families” then “Paying for Child Care.” Families need to apply for ERDC assistance first. If a family has applied for ERDC and have been denied for being over income, but they fall into the 186-200% bracket of income then they pay 15% of their income for childcare and the grant pays the difference.
Wild Lilac CDC Scholarships
We acknowledge that income isn’t the only factor determining accessibility to quality childcare and we invite families to include information beyond finances on this form. Wild Lilac CDC admits and offers financial assistance to students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin regardless of religion, creed, gender, sex, family composition, or ability. Determinations of aid will be made annually based on financial need, family circumstance, and the availability of funds.
Rates, Enrollment Fees and Deposits
Once a spot has been accepted there is a $200 enrollment fee per family. Tuition rates are divided into equal monthly payments and do not vary, even during months when there are closures. A first and last month’s tuition deposit is due before the first day of school. Subsequent tuition is due the first of each month.