Child Care Subsidy

Buncombe Partnership for Children contributes over $1 million to the Child Care Subsidy program, which provides financial assistance to eligible families for for child care vouchers.

In order to receive a child care voucher, families should contact the Department of Social Services (DSS) in order to schedule an appointment and confirm their eligibility. Once a voucher is issued, families are free to choose a 4-or 5-star child care provider that best meets their needs, as long as the provider chosen participates in the Subsidized Child Care Program.

Child care providers are reimbursed per child at a rate set by the state. Parents must pay a fee of 10% of gross monthly income for all vouchers. Vouchers are available for full-time, part-time or wrap-around care for Early Head Start and NC Pre-K.

For more information, contact:

The Child Care Subsidy Unit
Buncombe County Health and Human Services
Phone: (828) 250-5664

Click here for more information from the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

Mountain Child Care Connections is a free referral service for families seeking child care and after school care. 

(877) 752-5955

Calls are answered Monday through Friday, 8 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5 pm. If you receive voicemail, leave a message, your call will be returned the next business day.