Families Worry How They'll Pay for Child Care Without Vouchers

11:50 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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Asheboro, NC - Several hundred families in Randolph County are trying to figure out how they will pay for their child care.

Randolph County Department of Social Services is cutting services to 535 kids because in their words they "overspent." The cuts began Friday.

READ: Randolph County's Department of Social Services Expects to Cut Subsidies for 600 Kids

"It was just everything, I mean they cut it off completely," said Erika Robbins. She's a parent who received vouchers for her 8 and 6 year-old children.

She has sent both her kids to Trogdon Day Care Center in Asheboro for more than a year.

"I have a peace of mind," explains Robbins.

But that peace of mind now costs her more than she can afford.

"I'm going to pay $40 a week per child."

Beginning Monday, she'll pay more in one week for childcare than she paid in one month with DSS' vouchers.

It would have been more. "That is just because she decided to do it 50% off. If not, I mean, I would just have to, I don't know, quit my job because I couldn't afford that."

But Margie Trogdon won't let her parents quit their jobs, and she won't let kids be left without anywhere to go.

"There are children that I am picking up Monday that I will not receive any pay for," said Trogdon, owner, Trogdon Day Care Center. "I will do whatever I can to help the parents and the children."

Trogdon has 25 kids in her day care and all receive these vouchers. Every child except 4 lost their funding.

You can donate to help these families keep their kids in child care. An emergency fund has been set up by the Randolph County Partnership for Children.

Read: Randolph County Child Care Subsidy Problem: How You Can Help

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