The Kith.care program will end Sept. 30, 2023. The last date of service for caretakers will be Sept. 29. No new applications for parents or caretakers will be accepted after Aug. 30, 2023.
With Kith.care you don’t need to commit to a set weekly schedule or just one family member doing all the caretaking. Get child care exactly when you need it from your family members. They log their time and get paid for being your child's caretaker.
Kith.care was created in 2020, when COVID-19 made it difficult for essential workers to find child care. The program has since expanded to other groups - parents working or in school who qualify and need more flexibility in their child care.
You love having a family member watch your kids. It's easier than a child care center, and they have a real bond.
The child care centers near you don't fit your schedule or provide the level of care that you're looking for.
The child care center closest to you is all booked up or too far away.
You work nights or weekends, and you can't find a child care center that provides those hours.
You need child care on specific days, at specific times, or totally out of the blue.
You are worried about sending your child to a child care center.
Kith.care was created specifically to help families where a traditional child care center or a private nanny isn’t an option. These families have working parents or parents in school that need flexibility, financial support, and the confidence that their children are learning and thriving.
Parents find child care when they need it, allowing them to go back to work, find a new job, take that promotion, or go back to school.
Children grow deeper bonds with family members and receive consistent, quality care.
Family members get paid, making family child care a new source of income.
Oklahoma sees more children thriving, more parents working, and more family caretakers receiving supplemental income.
What's a good phone number for us to text an application link to?
If you plan on being a caretaker, please send this link to the parent of the child you'll be providing care for.