The Alamance County Subsidized Child Care Program helps parents pay for child care in order to work or attend school, providing a safe setting for children and affordable quality early childhood education. Child care assistance is also available to aid families in Crisis, as a supportive service for families receiving Work First Family Assistance and Child Welfare services, and to meet the developmental needs of children whose emotional, cognitive, social or physical development is delayed or at risk of delay.
Eligibility for subsidized child care is based on need for care, gross monthly income, and family size.
Families may view the current income limits here
Parents pay a portion of their child care cost by paying a Parent Fee directly to the child care provider that is based on a percentage of gross monthly income. Child care provider selection is based on parental choice. Participating providers must be a licensed North Carolina child care center or family child care home with a minimum 3-5 star rated license or GS-110 for religious exempt facilities. Families may search for child care by using the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) Child Care Facility Search feature:
Check out the additional Child Care Subsidy Frequently Asked Questions
Alamance County currently maintains a waiting list for families in need of subsidized child care assistance. The length of time on the waiting list will vary, and depends on the availability of funding. To be added to the Child Care Waiting List, simply click the links below:
Parents may also contact 336-570-6547 in order to apply to be added to the waiting list over the phone or fill out a form at our physical location on the ground floor of the Human Services Center. Families will be contacted via email or letter when funding becomes available. It is very important that parents keep their address and contact information with Alamance County Department of Social Services updated. Address changes can be reported easily using the online change form : Click to complete the secure change form.
If you wish to find out where you are on the Child Care Waiting List, please email askDSS@alamance-nc.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include your name and the name of all children).
NEW! COVID-19 CHILD CARE RESOURCES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
DCDEE has put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for child care providers, addressing questions related to staying open or reopening, who providers can serve, parent emergency child care financial assistance, school-based child care sites, religious-sponsored sites, subsidy payments, and bonus payments. Visit the FAQ document here:
DCDEE has identified all local partnerships as a resource to child care providers in need of supplies. Alamance County child care providers may contact the Alamance Partnership for Children at (336) 513-0063 or email Carrie Theall at email@example.com
Additional coronavirus updates for child care can be found here:
Additional External Resources and Related Links
Child Care Referral Central
Alamance Partnership for Children
RCS Head Start (Alamance, Caswell, and Randolph)
Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
Child Care Unit Social Work Supervisor
Need to report fraud or abuse of benefits? Contact the DSS Fraud Hotline at: 336-570-6488 or call the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services through its CARE-LINE at 1-800-662-7030, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.