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.