Finding Child Care

Below are three resources for families seeking child care solutions. If you are interested in learning about subsidized child care programs in Buncombe County, the Resource Guide below lists program eligibility requirements and contact information. If you are looking for non-subsidized care, please contact Mountain Child Care Connections for information on child care centers and homes near you – including star-rating, cost, and openings; or visit DCDEE’s website.

See below for our Subsidized Child Care Resource Guide; or here for the guide en Español.

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For a downloadable link, click here.




Child Care Referral Through Mountain Child Care Connections

Mountain Child Care Connections (MCCC) is a regional call center providing families with free, confidential information about quality child care to meet their individual needs.

Information provided includes:

  • Provider contact information
  • Types of care available
  • Quality indicators and star licenses
  • Cost of care
  • Referrals to other agencies

Is your program registered with MCCC? Register and/or update your program information with MCCC staff today. MCCC also wants to know when you have vacancies so they can provide referrals to families and to your program.

The call center, managed by Southwestern Child Development Commission, Inc., serves Buncombe County and its 10 surrounding counties.

Buncombe County residents and providers can call MCCC toll free at 1-877-752-5955 from any county or by emailing [email protected].

The Division of Child Development & Early Education

DCDEE is another great resource to find child care. Not only do they have a guide on choosing quality child care, but they also have a search feature that allows parents to find centers based on name, location, and other criteria. Click here to use DCDEE’s search database.