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Child Care Bridge Fund

Community Update: The Educational First Steps Bridge Fund Program ended on June 30, 2021.

Since 2015, we’ve been able to provide a bridge to support parents in communities across North Texas awaiting child care subsidy to cover gaps in costs for child care as they work and/or pursue a higher education. For six years, we’ve successfully bridged nearly 600 families and 1,000 children. It has been a pleasure serving our community in this way.

Below are resources for parents seeking help with child care costs.


  1. Talk to the Director at your son/daughter’s Child Care Center.
  2. Dial 211 to inquire about resources for child care assistance.
  3. Child Tax Credit (July 2021)
  4. Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
  5. Gill’s Children Services