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Subsidized Child Care

Using a combination of state and federal funds, subsidized child care services are offered to a large number of eligible families. Subsidized child care services provides for the protection, care and developmental experiences for children ages birth through 17, for a portion of a day but less than twenty-four hours. Care may be provided in the child’s own home, in the home of a caregiver, or in a child care facility. Each type of care arrangement must be licensed or meet all applicable Division of Child Development requirements for the type of arrangement.

Subsidized Child Care:

  • Enables parents to maintain or seek employment in order to support their family and achieve economic independence.
  • Provide child care to children receiving protective services.
  • Enable parents to participate in job training or educational programs that will lead to their employment.
  • Provide child care to children in need of early intervention to enhance their development.
  • Facilitate the reunification of families, aid families in crisis, and prevent foster care.
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