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Child Care Services

 

The subsidized child care program helps low-income families pay their child care fees. The child care subsidy is based on an assessment of need, income and family size.

Who is Eligible?

In addition to helping income eligible, working families, the Child Care Assistance Program also serves:

  • Families who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and participating in education and training in accordance with their Individual Responsibility Plans (IRP’s);
  • Teen parents seeking a high school degree or its equivalent; and/or
  • Families not receiving TANF, who are pursuing additional education to improve employment opportunities and prospects
     

How Do I Apply?

Parents must visit the Child Care Services Division to apply for assistance. The doors for the Child Care Services Division open at 7:30 am and close at 4:45 pm. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early for appointments.

Limited walk-in visits for new applicants are available on a “first come, first serve” basis: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, from 8:15 am - 3:30 pm.  Applicants are encouraged to call to schedule an appointment, Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
 

The Child Care Service Division is located at:

4001 South Capitol Street SW,
Washington, DC 20032
Child Care Subsidy Admissions Forms can be sent to childcareadmissions@dc.gov

Child Care Options through Resource and Referral

If you require assistance with obtaining a Child Care Provider, you may contact OSSE Child Care Connections at 202-829-2500 or by visiting http://www.learndc.org/childcarefinder.

 

Service Details: 
Attachment(s): 
Service Contact: 
Child Care Services
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-0284
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-9709
Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, from 8:15 am - 3:30 pm. All others applicants call for an appointment.