The Subsidized Child Care Services Program provides assistance to eligible children and their families. Counties receive an annual allocation of state and federal funds that is used to provide a child care subsidy which enables families to access child care and developmental experiences for children less than 13 years old. The program provides assistance with payments to child care providers.
You may be eligible
- If you are working or attempting to find work
- You attend school or a job training program
- Your child receives services from Child Protection (CPS)
- Your child needs care to support other DSS services or your family is experiencing a crisis
- Your child has developmental needs
Application for services is required. Families must meet income limits established by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. There may be a waiting list.
When a waiting list is necessary, information should be kept current. Contact is made with families when funding becomes available.
Frequently asked questions about Subsidized Child Care
Request to be placed on Child Care waiting list
For more information call 910-323-1540
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (NC DCDEE)
Cumberland County Partnership for Children (Smart Start)
Child Care Services Association (CCSA)