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Childswork believes that all families should have access to quality early childhood education for their children. We understand that the financial pressures of life can force families to make difficult decisions regarding their daily priorities, including education. In response to this important issue, Childswork is pleased to offer a Financial Aid Program. In partnership with TADS (a Financial Aid Assessment organization), Childswork will provide financial aid to needy families who would like to attend our school.

TADS offers a fair and confidential financial aid assessment process. TADS provides financial aid worksheets, application forms, assistance filling out forms and ultimately recommendations to Childswork so that we can use our limited financial aid dollars objectively, fairly and effectively.

TADS charges $39 to process each application. Childswork is willing to share this cost with any families that decide to apply. Your application fee will be $19.

To access the TADS application, click here. If it is your first time using TADS, please start by creating a new account. No setup code is required. Instead please click the link the in the blue box that says, “click here to apply for Financial Aid.”

Once you are logged in to your TADS account, please select the state, city, and school in the drop-down menu and start your financial aid application for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please note that a critical first step in the TADS application process is to fill out a Financial Aid Worksheet. While you do not need to send in the worksheet, it is an important tool that will help you fill out the actual application.

TADS will be requesting supporting documentation tailored specifically to what is entered on your application. Typically, TADS requires your most recently filed 1040 tax for (or verification of non-filing status from the IRS), your most recent W-2 statements, your most recent pay stubs as well as documentation of the stated debt on your application.

The deadline for financial aid for the next school year is March 15th. This will allow TADS sufficient time to process your application, ask you any follow-up questions or request additional information if needed. Financial aid decisions will be made in early June. While the majority of our financial aid dollars will be allocated at this time, we will reserve a small amount of funds for emergency situations or special circumstances that present themselves during the year.

Childswork also accepts DHS funding and encourages families to talk to DHS to see if they are eligible.

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If you have any questions please contact TADS, or Julie by email or 503-234-3611 x 12.

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.