Child Care

The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. They also provide oversight, technical assistance and support in promoting safe, healthy and caring environments for children through licensing, registration and quality improvement activities. The availability of quality child care is not only important for maintaining a strong workforce; it is vital for the growth and development of healthy children.
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Responsibilities of the Division of Child Care Services:

  • Training and technical assistance for Out-of-School Time programs
  • Child care facility development in response to local community needs
  • Direct child care assistance payments for qualifying families
  • Training and education
  • Licensing and registration of child care and afterschool programs