Child Day Care

The Child Day Care Program is a federally and state funded program that provides financial assistance for childcare to those families who qualify. This program has several objectives including enabling parents to maintain full time employment in order to support their family or to participate in job training or education that will help them become employed or enhance their current employment. Child Day Care Services are also provided to children receiving Child Protective Services, if needed to help maintain their placement and safety in their own home. Child Care can also be provided to children in need of early intervention to enhance their development and to aid in the reunification of families whose children are in out of home placements and to prevent children from being removed from their home.

 For further information contact Rebecca Kennedy  at 828-287-6268.

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There are two Income Limits for Subsidized Child Care Services.  Children ages 0-5 and all children with special needs must meet a houselhold income limits of 200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level.  Children ages 6-12, with no special needs must meet an household income limit of 133% or below of the Federal Proverty Level


Income Limits for Child Care Services: (There is no fee to apply for daycare services)

Family Size

Max. Monthly Gross Income

200% FPL            133% FPL


$1,945                       $1,293 

2 $2,622                       $1,743
3 $3,298                       $2,193
4 $3,975                       $2,643
5 $4,652                       $3,093
6 $5,328                       $3,543
7 $6,005                       $3,993
8 $6,682                       $4,443
9 $7,358                       $4,893
10 $8,035                       $5,343
11 $8,712                       $6,243
12 $9,388                       $6,693