Child Care Subsidies Overview

Child care is expensive, but subsidy programs can help pay for high quality care for qualified families.

Many families qualify for subsidies and don't even realize it! Check with your state and local government to see if you meet the qualifications for subsidies, Head Start, or state-funded preschool and pre-k programs.

To apply for child care subsidies in the US, you can follow these general steps based on the information provided in the search results:

  1. State Assistance Child Care Subsidies: Contact your state's Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency or the Children's Cabinet in Nevada, Smart Start in North Carolina, or similar agencies in other states to inquire about eligibility and application procedures
  2. Assistance for Military Families: If you are a member of the military or Department of Defense, visit Child Care Aware of America to learn about specific requirements for your branch or agency
  3. Early Head Start and Head Start Programs: Check eligibility criteria for federally funded preschool programs like Early Head Start and Head Start, primarily available for children from eligible, low-income families.

Learn more about what subsidies are available in your area and get more information here. 

Finding and applying for subsidies can be confusing, but our team is here to help point you in the right direction! Contact us via chat, or email us at with questions.