The amount paid for each child depends on:
- Your family situation
- Number of members in family
- Your gross income
- The cost of child care provided
If Wake County Human Services does not have enough funding to serve all families who apply for subsidized child care, the families can apply to be placed on a waiting list until funding becomes available.
The current waiting list has been in place since March 2016. Anyone can apply for the waiting list by contacting Wake County Human Services at 919-212-7052 or 919-212-9285. Families will be contacted via email or letter when funding becomes available. It is critical that all families keep their contact information updated!
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education – The mission of the NC Department of Health and Human Services is, in collaboration with our partners, to protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provide essential human services.
The social and economic future of NC depends upon the success of our children. To that end, we at the NC Division of Child Development implement quality standards, increase access for families, and collaborate to promote enhanced service delivery of care and education across the state.
The Division is the result of a longstanding commitment by the state of North Carolina to protect and serve its young children. The mission of the Division is performed by various organizational units that work together, each sharing in the overall responsibility of the agency.
Wake County SmartStart – Wake County SmartStart is a nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure children in Wake County, birth to age five, are prepared for success in school and in life. Officially formed in 1996, Wake County SmartStart works to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of child care, provide preventive health and early intervention services and offer family support services.Together, community volunteers, staff members, child care providers, schools, organizations and local businesses all strive to realize SmartStart's mission and build a strong foundation for children's learning and development beginning at birth.Wake County SmartStart is guided by a set of core values. These core values define what is important to us as an organization and are the basic elements of how we go about our work. Our core values affect how we interact not only with our community's children and families, but also with each other.
Child Care Services Association
(CCSA) is a nationally recognized nonprofit working to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality child care for all families through research, services and advocacy. Child Care Services Association provides free referral services to families seeking child care, technical assistance to child care businesses, and educational scholarships and salary supplements to child care professionals through the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood®
and Child Care WAGE$®
Let's Get to Work is a collaborative community initiative to help people overcome barriers to obtain and maintain a good job. Caring and responsible citizens, businesses and institutions can provide financial assistance to those needing affordable child care, public transportation, or legal counsel to stabilize their employment by giving to Let's Get to Work.