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Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
Scholarship Program

About the Program:

boy on tricycle photo The scholarship provides a high quality preschool experience for income eligible 3 and 4 year old children. This program is funded by local businesses tax credits through the State.

Children participating in the EITC scholarship program can attend a high quality Pre-K program at the Philipsburg Child Development Center or Discovery Child Development Center.

Who may apply?

  • Families with 3 and 4 year old children who are in need of high quality Pre-K for their child(ren).
  • Annual family income needs to be under $75,000 per year with an additional income allowance of $12,000 per student or other dependent(s).

How is eligibility determined?

Family income is determined through the submission of financial documents. Applicants will need to submit proof of all sources of income for your family including wages, social security, child support, etc. (All information submitted is confidential and will not be released to anyone without your consent.)

How do I apply?

Contact the CDFC office at 814-238-5480 to request an application.

How much financial assistance will I receive?

  • A weekly co-payment is assessed to all families participating in the program; it is based on income, family size and the cost of the Pre-K Program.
  • EITC scholarship dollars help to cover the remaining cost of child care services.

When can I start receiving subsidy?

Eligibility notification is made by phone contact after all requested documentation is submitted and if subsidy funds are available.

Is there a waiting list?

If necessary, a waiting list will be maintained. You will be placed on the waiting list according to the date and time your application is received.

Sometimes enrollment is considered on a “needs” basis and the length of time care is needed.