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Child Care Scholarships

Preschool boy with book child careOur United Way seeks to make our community a place where children grow up healthy and arrive at school prepared to succeed. Through our School Readiness impact area, we partner with schools, preschools, nonprofits and community groups to improve children's successful transition into kindergarten.

quality care boxOur Child Care Scholarships are for child care and preschool for children from low income working families in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. These scholarships give children access to quality, stable early education environments to prepare them for success in school and life.


Scholarships are for children in families earning between 160% - 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and use a sliding scale that encourages use of high quality, licensed providers to ensure children are best prepared for kindergarten.

abc blocks for webRead Jacksons StoryFor more information contact:
Martha Trujillo, United Way Child Care Scholarship Manager, 434.972.1701
or Barbara Hutchinson, Director of Community Initiatives, 434.972.1701

For more information on quality child care ratings, visit the Child Care Quality page                                                              at ReadyKids.

Below are links to Cville Weekly's 4 part series on the local child care "crunch"

Charlottesville's Child Care Crunch

Child Care Crunch - Find the Balance Between Kids and Careers

Experts Say Money is the Answer to the Child Care Crunch - The Question is Who Pays?

Top Quality Child Care Doesn't Come Cheap