Childcare Options
Posted on 08/24/2020
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The City of Roanoke and Roanoke City Public Schools have set aside federal funds to help families with childcare since most students will begin the school year virtually for the first nine weeks.  Funding will support reimbursement directly to participating daycare providers of up to $21/day per student for placement at one of our partnering locations.  

In addition to the federal funding that is available, the United Way's navigator team will also assist parents with DSS subsidies, to minimize the out-of-pocket costs even further.

The partners include YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge, Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia, Goodwill, Imagine Me Mentor, , West End Center, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Toadally Kidz, Great Beginnings Academy, Cultural Arts for Excellence.

You can apply using the United Way’s Smart2Start website

The United Way has created a FAQ section to answer some of the commonly asked questions. 


Y tenemos más buenas noticias para compartir! A través de la ayuda de la Ciudad de Roanoke hay fondos disponibles para ayudar con el costo de cuidado de niños para nuestros estudiantes que están aprendiendo virtualmente. Hay disponible hasta $21 para cada estudiante diariamente. Se pagará directamente a los proveedores de guardería que participen.  Encontrará el enlace para aplicar en la página de internet del distrito. Solo haga clic en “Childcare Options,” opciones para cuidado de niños.

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