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Village Subsidy for Park District After School and Summer Programs
Purpose
The Park District and the Village know that one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent or guardian is choosing quality, affordable after school and summer child care. For this reason, the Village of Woodridge and  the Woodridge Park District have partnered with the YWCA of Chicago to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families.

2016-2017 Academic Year
The application period for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is now open. The registration deadlines for the are November 1st for the first semester and February 1st for the second semester.

Who Qualifies?
The subsidy is for all Woodridge families who work full-time. Families must also be approved for the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

How to Apply
The application for the Village Subsidy is a two-part process. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Village with any questions throughout the process at (630) 719-4729. Se habla espanol.

Step One

Families must first apply for the DHS Childcare Assistance Program through the YWCA of Chicago by filling out the application, visiting, or calling the YWCA (in English or Spanish) at:

YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral
2055 West Army Trail Road, Suite 140
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 790-6600
Fax: (630) 629-7801

A Spanish applications is also available on the YWCA under Solictud para Cuidado de Ninos.

Step Two
Once families receive their approval letter from DHS, they may then apply for the Village Subsidy. The online application in English can be found here and submitted to . The Spanish application is also available online. Applicants may also stop by the Woodridge Police Department located at One Plaza Drive (next to the Library) to apply in person.

I'm Approved! Now What?
Families will receive a letter from the Village notifying them of their approval for the Village Subsidy Program. They will then be required to sign off on a subsidy recipient agreement that will be submitted to the Park District with a $50.00 per child registration payment. This payment is required for both the after school and summer Park District programs, and it is the only payment required of approved subsidy recipients. The Village and DHS pay the remainder of the Park District fees.

Families are required to re-apply for the Village Subsidy each school year and summer term.

Please call the Village at (630) 719-4729 (in English or Spanish) with any question regarding the Subsidy Program.