Day Care Assistance may be considered for parents/legal guardians, who require child care for the following reasons:
- job search activities,
- social special needs, including Early Childhood Initiatives (ECI), or
- undergoing medical treatment,
There are two components of the child care subsidy program. Services must be accessed in a licensed child care facility approved by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. However if a parent cannot access a licensed facility, they may be eligible for subsidy under the Alternative Child Care Program.
- The maximum payable days for subsidy are 23 days per month per child. This includes if subsidy is combination of licensed and alternative child care services.
Day Care may be provided for children up to the age of 13 in a licensed child day care facility. For example, if the child turns 13 years old on July 15th, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will pay up until July 31st However if the child requires overnight care and is benefitting from the Alternative Child Care Program, payment may be paid until the child turns 14 years old.