Frisco Child Care Programs

Frisco Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

In January 2022, Frisco Town Council approved a child care tuition assistance program for residents who live and/or work within the Ten Mile Basin to better retain the community’s character by supporting local residents to live, work, and raise their families in this community.

This child care assistance program supports Frisco Town Council’s 2020-2021 Strategic Plan presented in March 2021 by encouraging more residents to remain in Frisco as they grow their families, The decision to fund child care tuition assistance supports Council’s goals to have an inclusive community and thriving economy by increasing access to quality child care for working households, allowing these residents to work in the community with the knowledge that their children have safe and reliable childcare.

Partnering with the Town of Breckenridge

While, the ultimate goal is to facilitate and participate in the eventual countywide tuition assistance program, Frisco Town Council made tuition assistance a priority in 2022, and decided that the Town could not wait on the implementation of the countywide system, currently predicted to roll-out fall of 2023.

In order to implement an tuition assistance program in Frisco as soon as possible, the Town of Frisco has forged a partnership with the Town of Breckenridge, which has over 15 years of experience in administrating their own tuition assistance program. The Town of Frisco respects their expertise and appreciates their willingness to manage the Town of Frisco Tuition Assistance program applications during this first funding cycle.

Who is Eligible?

The Frisco Child Care Tuition Assistance Program is a ‘needs based’ approach that can potentially provide tuition assistance when a household’s child care expenditures exceed 10-16%* of their income. The amount of tuition assistance is determined based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to: gross income, child care cost, parents’ work schedule, the number of children in care, etc… The assistance is paid directly to the participating Child Care Program on behalf of approved households.

The 2022/2023 tuition assistance applications are available now through March 31, 2022.

Other Tuition Assistance Programs

Summit Pre-K Program (managed by Early Childhood Options) was established when Summit County voters approved measure 1A in 2018. The Summit Pre-K Program (SPK) helps offset the high cost of quality preschool for all Summit County 4-year olds in the year before they enter Kindergarten.  Many local households qualify for this incredible program, in addition to Frisco’s Child Care Tuition Assistance Program. More information, including how to apply is available at EarlyChildhoodOptions.org.

How to Apply for Frisco’s Tuition Assistance Program

The Town of Frisco, in partnership with the Town of Breckenridge, will be managing the Town of Frisco Tuition Assistance applications. The Frisco application is hosted under the Town of Breckenridge’s Survey Monkey Apply platform. The application is open through March 31, 2022, and any tuition assistance will apply to child care costs from May 2022 through August 2023. Child care assistance is limited to households that:

  • Live and/or work in the Ten Mile Basin which includes the Town of Frisco and Copper Mountain, as well as unincorporated neighborhoods around Frisco including Summit Middle School, County Commons, and the St. Anthony Summit Hospital campus.
  • Earn less than 150% of the local AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Household assets do not exceed $225k (excludes a primary residence, college funds, and retirement funds)
  • Have children (ages birth through four-years-old in the year before they enter Kindergarten), who attend a licensed child care provider
  • If your household has a qualified change outside of the regular enrollment period after March 31, 2022 (such as move to the area, new baby, change in work status, etc.), please email with questions to see if you are eligible to apply out of application cycle.

How to Use the Application Platform

  • Create an online account with Survey Monkey Apply. Please note that you will be applying for the Town of Frisco Tuition Assistance Program under the Town of Breckenridge Community Program site.
  • If you cannot access the application online, please email to make arrangements to fill out the application.
  • Download the Tuition Assistance Document Check List and collect all the required documents prior to completing your application.
  • Submit your completed application with all required documentation by March 31, 2022.
  • Please remove your Social Security numbers from all supporting documentation by redacting or marking through this information with a black marker.

Things to Note During the Application Process

  • Give yourself plenty of time to fill out this application.
    • Applicants are encouraged to start filling out their application one to two weeks prior to the deadline in order to have enough time to gather the required documents
    • Applications can take from 30 minutes to two hours to complete
  • There is no guarantee that a household who meets the eligibility factors will be awarded tuition assistance.
  • Once an application is submitted an email confirmation will be sent to the submitter within 3 business days of receiving the application.
  • Applications will be confidentially reviewed.
  • Applicants will be notified of their potential tuition assistance in the order that completed applications are received.
  • Any personal information, including financial information, submitted to the Town in conjunction with a Tuition Assistance Application will be used for the purpose of reviewing and rating applications, tracking program outcomes, evaluating eligibility, and calculating awards and will be subject to the confidentiality polices as provided in the program guidelines. By providing the information to the Town you are authorizing the Town to use this information for these limited purposes.
  • The Town of Breckenridge is administering the Town of Frisco Child Care Tuition Assistance Program’s application in partnership. If you are applying for Frisco Child Care Assistance, then throughout the application process you may receive correspondence that has the Town of Breckenridge logo or a Town of Breckenridge email address listed.

Questions?

Please email if you have questions or need assistance with the application.

Frisco Child Care Tuition Assistance Information & Resources