Tennessee takes steps to lower child care costs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The State of Tennessee says it is taking steps to make raising a child cheaper.

Tennessee Department Of Human Services

The Tennessee Department of Human Services said in a news release that on July 1, it upped child care payment assistance reimbursement rates by 20%.

The department says it will also be waiving co-pay costs for families child care payment assistance programs from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31.

“Our Child Care Services team works hard to maintain an understanding of the needs of child care providers and families, and recognized parents and providers feel the impact of the current economy,” said Clarence H. Carter, TDHS Commissioner. “It is important that we do our part to help ensure Tennessee families have sustainable access to affordable care for their children so they can work and pursue education. It’s equally important that providers have the resources they need to provide safe, quality care.”

You can read the full news release from the Tennessee Department of Human Services here.

You can find more news from across the state here.

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