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Tennessee offers free summer child care for essential workers

Posted at 6:43 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 11:42:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The State of Tennessee is offering assistance to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential workers have the option to send their child to a Boys and Girls Club or YMCA program this summer for free.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services said they will help parents pay for their child attending a TDHS licensed daycare through this pandemic. The program is available ‪through June 15.‬

In addition to grocery store workers, people in the health care industry, first responders, postal workers, and transportation workers are among those who can apply.

If you would like to sign your child up for these programs, click here for more information.