Childcare Subsidy for Park District Programs

Who Qualifies?
The subsidy is for all Woodridge families who work full-time. Families must also be approved for the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

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The application for the Village Subsidy is a multi-step process. Additional information is available about the application process in this FAQ. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Village with any questions throughout the process at (630) 719-4729.

Step One

Families must first apply for the DHS Childcare Assistance Program by filling out the DHS application, visiting, or calling the YWCA (in English or Spanish) at:

YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral
2055 West Army Trail Road, Suite 140
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 790-6600
Fax: (630) 629-7801

A Spanish DHS application is also available on the YWCA under Solictud para Cuidado de Ninos.

Step Two

Once families receive their approval letter from DHS, they may then apply for the Village Subsidy. The Woodridge Childcare Subsidy Program Application in English can be submitted to via email, dropping off the materials to the Woodridge Police Department, or by mail. The Childcare Subsidy application in Spanish is also available.  Applicants may also stop by the Woodridge Police Department located at One Plaza Drive (next to the Library) to apply in person. 

I'm Approved! Now What?
Families will receive a letter from the Village notifying them of their approval for the Village Subsidy Program. Approved applicants will then be required to sign a subsidy recipient attendance agreement that will be submitted to the Park District. There is a $50.00 per child registration payment due to the Park District. This payment is required for both the after school and summer camp Park District programs, and it is the only payment required of approved subsidy recipients. The Village and DHS pay the remainder of the Park District fees.

How to Register with the Woodridge Park District*Please note the registration process is changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Woodridge Park District Summer Camp website for more information about camp registration and policies.
Applicants may register for the Park District summer camp program in person at the ARC (8201 S. Janes Ave. Woodridge, IL) or Community Center (2600 Center Drive in Woodridge). The registration form and payment is due 10 days before your child's first day of attendance.

Registration hours at the Community Center are 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration hours at the ARC are 8:30 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 
Families are required to re-apply for the Village Subsidy each school year and summer term.

Please call the Village at (630) 719-4729 with any questions regarding the Subsidy Program.