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 (IRPs);
- 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:
4001 South Capitol Street SW,
Washington, DC 20032
Child Care Subsidy Admissions Forms can be sent to [email protected]
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.