Child care subsidies assist parents in defraying the cost of child care for parents who work and meet income eligibility or other specialized criteria.  Smart Start contributes at least 30% of its total funding allocation for Child Care Subsidy.  This program enables eligible parents to enroll their children in regulated child care facilities at an affordable rate.

This service is provided locally by the Wayne County Department of Social Services.  For more information call them at 919-731-1070 or visit the Divison of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website, “Is Child Care Subsidy an option for my family?”