Determining eligibility

To qualify for state-subsidized child care, parents must:

  • Work, attend school or enroll in a training program
  • Earn no more than 50 percent of 1997 state median income
  • Co-pay for the program based on a sliding scale

To qualify for Head Start, a family must:

  • Earn below poverty-level income OR
  • Receive welfare or Social Security benefits
Family size
State subsidized
(salary only)
State subsidized
(salary and benefits)
Head Start













SOURCE: Daycare Action Council of Illinois