The Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school.
Note: It is possible for counties to have a child-care waiting list.
Find out if you qualify
Bridge to Benefits is an online screening tool that is provided by the Children's Defense Fund.
How to Apply for Assistance
You may apply online through MN Benefits
Mail or Drop off
We have paper applications available outside our building.
You can mail/drop off your paper application at:
2117 Campus Drive South East, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55904
You can email your paper application to PAQ@Olmstedcounty.gov
You can fax your paper application to 507-328-7956
We can help you fill out applications, answer questions, and guide you through the process. Please call to make an appointment.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Toll Free 1-855-282-3390
For more information about Olmsted County's 2022-2023 Child Care Assistance Plan, see the PDF below.
Note: To view this pdf file you must download it to your computer and then open it with Adobe Reader.
(This pdf is not completely accessible to a screen reader. For assistance, please call 507-328-6500.)