The Lindgren Child Care Center is happy to work with families who have third-party assistance in payment of their child care costs. It is the responsibility of those families to maintain current contracts with their counties, as child care charges are posted to these student accounts as well. Counties all pay after the month of service, and because of this lag it is imperative that clients maintain current contracts in order to register on-time and avoid holds.
At the end of each month, the Lindgren Child Care Center counts the number of absences of children with county contracts and records them on the County Contract Attendance sheet in the director’s office. The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Programs may not pay for more than 25 absent days per child in a calendar year, and more than 10 absent days per child in a row.