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Programs That Support 
Utah's Families Child Care Subsidy

Utah State Child Care Assistance Program helps families cover the cost of child care. The amount of child care subsidy is determined based on several factors and may not cover the total cost of child care; parents are responsible to pay child care providers for all costs incurred.

 

To find out if you qualify visit the DWS website at https://jobs.utah.gov/occ/parent/overview.html

 

The following webpage has tips for those who do not qualify for child care subsidy: http://www.childcareaware.org/families/paying-for-child-care/what-if-i-dont-qualify/

Crisis Nurseries

There are Family Support Centers around the area with Crisis Nurseries. You will need to pre-register with them. You can use the Crisis Nursery when you have job interviews, doctor appointments or if you really need some timeout. Here are their numbers:

 

        In Weber County contact the Family Support Center located in Ogden at 801-393-6666

        In North Davis County contact the Family Support Center located in Clearfield at 801-773-0712

        In South Davis County contact the South Davis Family Connection Center located in Bountiful at 801-397-2212

Child Care Licensing

Contact Child Care Licensing if you would like to file a complaint or find out if a child care provider has had any substantiated complaints. Their local number is 801-273-6617 or toll free at 1-888-287-3704 or you can visit their website: https://childcarelicensing.utah.gov/

Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Visit this page to find a Head Start Program near you: https://www.uhsa.org/find-a-program

State Resources

United Way - 211

http://www.uw.org/211/

United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral is a statewide service of United Way of Salt Lake. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember information and referral telephone number that people dial to get connected and get answers. 2-1-1 connects people to important health, human, and community service programs including: emergency food pantries, rental assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and government agencies.

The 2-1-1 phone number is easily accessed by any phone and calls are free and confidential. Trained Information Specialists assess situations, make appropriate referrals, and monitor the needs of our communities. Interpreters are available in 170 languages. In 2011, more than 115,000 Utahns called United Way 2-1-1 seeking assistance.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

health.utah.gov/chip

CHIP is a state health insurance plan for children. Many working Utah families who don't have health insurance qualify for CHIP. Qualifications are based upon income and family size.

Help Me Grow Utah

http://www.helpmegrowutah.org/

​Help Me Grow Utah is an information and referral network that provides parents with the knowledge and resources you need to make a difference in your child's life.

When you enroll in Help Me Grow, you will work with your personal care coordinator by phone or email to:

  •     complete a developmental screening to use as a guide for your child's growth
  •     receive answers to questions and get connected to the information you need
  •     find the right community resources for your family

Help Me Grow supports prenatal parents and families with children through age 8. They offer services at no cost in both English and Spanish.

Prevent Child Abuse Utah

pcautah.org

PCAU offers prevention programs to students, faculty, parents and community members. Prevention programs for parents educate parents on how to prevent their children from internet predation, as well as recognizing the signs that your child is bullying, or the victim of bullying. PCAU offers programs for educators as well. If educators are trained to recognize the signs of all forms of child abuse, they can be the tool that stops abuse by taking action and reporting it to administrators and law officials. Prevention programs teach educators and parents the importance of being aware and active in the lives of children. Preventing and ending child abuse is crucial to building a safe, healthy, and strong community.

Local Resources

Weber School District's Family Resource Center

http://blog.wsd.net/familyresource/

They have many resources available to parents including a toy & book lending library, computer lab, free parenting classes and many many brochures and booklets on children's issues.

PIRC Parent Information & Resource Center

www.davis.k12.ut.us/page/1778

Located in Davis County, their mission is to assist parents in taking a proactive approach to developing a whole, healthy family by making educational materials, training, support, information, and other resources readily accessible to all families in Davis County. They house a parent & family lending library, they have access to technology & information and offer workshops and forums for parents, educators & the community.

Weber-Morgan Early Intervention

blog.wsd.net/earlyint

Weber Early Intervention services are provided to families when a child is identified as having a delay in one or more of the following areas: Cognitive development, Motor development, Speech/Language development, Social development, Self-help Skills, Vision, and Hearing.

Davis County Early Learning Center

http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/1665

The Early Learning Center houses the administrative offices fo the Davis School district Preschool Special Education / Early Intervention Department. They offer support to the community and families through Preschool Special Education (3-5 yrs) community Preschool (tuition based 3-5 yrs) and Early Intervention (birth-34 mos) programs.

National Resources

Healthy Kids, Healthy Care

nrckids.org

This website is for parents of children who attend child care programs. They have answers to several questions many parents have about their child's child care environment.

CDC

cdc.gov

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They no longer publish the ABC's of Safe & Healthy Child Care, but they still have great information on disease control on their web site.

Educational Resources

Preschool Pioneer

preschool.uen.org

Preschool Pioneer is a part of Utah's Online Library. There are several ideas and math and reading activities for preschool aged children. Most are free to access. Those resources that require a username and password can be accessed for free with the username premedia and password learn1.

Bright by Text

https://www.uwnu.org/brightbytext

United Way of Northern Utah has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

To sign up, simply text the word “UTFAMILY” to 274448* or follow the weblink below. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. To sign up additional children, simply text “UTFAMILY” to 274448 an additional time for each child.

Care About Childcare - Weber State University

1351 Edvalson St Dept. 1309

Ogden UT 84408-1309
(801) 626-7837
careaboutchildcare@weber.edu

 CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov

Care About Childcare - Weber State University is a program of Weber State University's Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education's Child & Family Studies Department.

Funding is made possible through the Child Care and Development fund, the Department of Workforce Services and the Office of Child Care.