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Getting Help Paying for Child Care


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Resources for Families

Child care can be expensive. State child care subsidy programs help eligible families with children pay child care costs. 
This program helps families that work seasonally in agriculture to pay for child care.  Read More >

This program helps families with low incomes pay for child care while they work, look for work, or go to school. Read More >

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) Rights and Responsibilities
When you receive WCCC benefits, you should receive a copy of your legal rights and responsibilities. Your basic rights and responsibilities are also outlined here.  Read More > 
If you suspect that a parent or a child care provider is misusing child care subsidy benefits, please contact the Department of Social & Health Services' Office of Fraud and Accountability (OFA).  Read More >