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Updated Jul 14, 2014 - 6:32 am

2,100 Arizona families to get child care help

PHOENIX — Officials said thousands of needy Arizona families who have been
waiting for state child care assistance don’t have to wait any longer.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security said newly available funds have
made it possible to release 4,000 children from a priority waiting list for
child care.

The department made the announcement Friday.

The funds were made available through the signed legislation that created the
new Arizona Department of Child Safety.

Families on the list who are classified as special circumstances because
they live in a homeless or domestic violence shelter will be released first.

Officials said these families can contact the Child Care Administration office
to get financial assistance once they’ve confirmed their eligibility.

The child care assistance programs target low-income families and teen parents
in high school.

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