Early Childhood - Safety & Security

Early Childhood - Finance & Benefits
Safety and Security
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:  Are you helping me learn the importance of money?  Do I have a savings account?  Are you teaching me how to save for something I want to purchase?  Will your health insurance cover my needs?  Do you know if I qualify for special healthcare or disability services?  Do you need help balancing paying for things I need with meeting our family’s financial obligations?  Have you considered applying for services, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Special Healthcare Needs, or Division of Developmental Disabilities?  Do you know the qualifications and income guidelines for the various programs?  Are you looking for community supports and resources?  Do you know where to find affordable childcare for me?

Helping Young Children Understand the Importance of Money

Financial Literacy for Everyone – Practical money skills for life   https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/lesson_plans/special.php

Help Paying for HealthCare Services

CT Health Channel: Your single source for Connecticut public and private health information http://www.cthealthchannel.org/636

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs –Department of Health information on medical initiatives https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Family-Health/Children-and-Youth/Children--Youth-with-Special-Health-Care-Needs-and-Connecticuts-Medical-Home-Initiative

Government Financial Assistance

Social Security Benefits for Children -valuable resource for information about all of Social Security’s programs. http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf

Medicaid (Title 19) (Insurance) – If you have SSI you can be automatically eligible via  Dept. of Soc. Serv. 1-800-842-1508 - https://www.medicaidoffice.net/connecticut-medicaid-eligibility-me7  

Katie Beckett Waiver (Insurance)  – For severely disabled children up to age 18 not covered by the “traditional” Medicaid program, waives family income  (800) 445-5394 (Press #3)

Affordable Childcare

"Care 4 Kids” – Helping low to moderate Income families pay for childcare expenses 1-888-214-5437