ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — School is almost out, leaving some families wondering what they can do for summer childcare and what resources are available for them.

Summer childcare is something that parents have to think about before their child even starts the school year. Now that it’s getting closer to summer, there may be some obstacles that they will have to leap over.

Parents like Meredith Trotter say that childcare is not easy on the wallet.

“It was just difficult in trying to find how to navigate the cost, mostly was really the most difficult part,” Trotter said.

Being a mother of an 11-year-old, Trotter is not alone when it comes to navigating through the costs.

“Over 50 percent of families in Monroe County right now are eligible for assistance,” Director of Policies for the Children’s Agenda, Pete Nabozny says.

“Eligibility has almost doubled in terms of families income eligibility and Monroe County has a lot of excess funds to apply for childcare and so a lot of people don’t know that,” Nabozny says.

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