Child Day Care Services are available to Stanly County families who meet income eligibility guidelines and who need child care to enable them to engage in or continue employment or training leading to employment. Child care subsidies use state and federal funds to assist parents in paying for child care in a licensed child care center, or a family day care home. Parents (or the legal guardian) may choose their day care provider. In all situations, the provider must be operating legally. Federal regulations require that in most instances providers must meet some type of health and safety standards and agree to certain conditions in order to receive payment from child day care funds. To qualify for day care assistance, the family income must be within the limits established for subsidized child care and the family must pay a percentage of the child care fee based upon their countable monthly income. The amount of the parental fee is determined by the Department of Social Services, but the parent is responsible for paying the fee directly to the child care provider.
To apply for day care services or to obtain additional information, you may contact one of our day care social workers at (704) 982-6100.
For further information about day care and child care providers, visit the NC DHHS Division of Child Development at www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dcdee