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.
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.
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 10-20%* 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 to NEW families. Please complete the pre-application questionnaire here.
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 3 and 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.
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. Before completing an application, NEW families must complete the Pre-application questionnaire here. The Town Child Care Administrator will follow up by email with instructions if your family should complete a FULL application and upload verifying documentation (Step 2). Tuition assistance will apply to child care costs starting the 1st of the month after a complete application is received and reviewed through August 2023. Child care assistance is limited to households that:
Please email if you have questions or need assistance with the application.