The Child Care Subsidy Program provides low-income families with information and financial resources to find and afford quality childcare for their children. Resources enable families to make informed choices regarding childcare providers. The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education provides a lot of valuable information for parents.
Eligible applicants must: (one or more must pertain)
Be experiencing crisis
Be in school or enrolled in a job-training program
Have a child receiving protective services
Have a child with developmental delays
Meet income requirements
Need child care to support child welfare services
Subsidies are based on eligibility, the need for childcare, and the availability of funds
Parents must apply for childcare services through the Orange County DSS Hillsborough Commons. When the family is approved for childcare subsidy, the county Department of Social Services issues a Child Day Care Voucher for each eligible child.
The voucher indicates that the child is eligible for a subsidized care payment and notifies the childcare provider of the hours that childcare is needed and whether the parent is responsible for a portion of the fee. A waiting list is formed once funds have been depleted.