Information you may need:

The following items may be needed to complete your application for the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship. You may wish to gather this information prior to beginning your application. However, you will be able to save your application and return to it later. Additional forms may be found on the ECSB website.


  • Social Security Number (Optional)

Income and Resources:

  • Pay stubs, earnings statements from employers
  • Self employment financial records; tax forms, business license, bank statements
  • Amount received from Social Security, Unemployment Insurance benefits, Workers' Compensation, pensions, etc.
  • Amount of child support and/or alimony received
  • Amount received from income producing properties


  • Self-employment expenses
  • Child support to a non-household member


  • An Okta account is required to access the service
  • You will need to create your own personalized username and password
  • IMPORTANT - Record this information. You will not be able to return to your application without it.
  • If you cannot remember your username you will need to create a new Okta account and will have to start a new application.