Suffolk County Expands Child Care Subsidies

Feb 13, 2020

Hundreds more families can now qualify for help with child care on Long Island.

Suffolk County expanded access to its Child Care Subsidy Program this week to provide low-cost or free child care. 

County Executive Steve Bellone says a change in the income eligibility means access for 750 more children. 

“For families who are struggling to make ends meet, who are struggling to get by, the biggest obstacle for them oftentimes is access to quality child care.” 

Bellone says parents can go to work if they don’t have to worry about child care. He says that could help kids and improve the local economy. 

The state will pay for the child care program through a block grant.