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Department of Social Services

Child Day Care

Subsidized Child Care Program

Using a combination of state and federal funds, North Carolina provides subsidized child care services to a large number of eligible families.


Goals of the Subsidized Child Care Program:

  • Enable Parents to maintain or seek employment 
  • Provide child care to children receiving protective services 
  • Enable parents to participate in job training or educational programs that will lead to employment 
  • Provide child care to children in need of early intervention to enhance their development 
  • Facilitate the reunification of families, aid families in crisis, and prevent foster care 

Currently, Cleveland County has a waiting list for child care assistance. As funding becomes available additional children can be served form the waiting list. 


To inquire about Child Care Services, please call (704) 487-0661 and ask to speak with a Child Day Care caseworker.


For further policy information, please visit:
North Carolina's Child Care Subsidy Services Policy Manual

Physical Address:
130 S. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9006
Shelby, NC 28151-9006

Telephone Numbers:
Phone: (704) 487-0661
Fax:    (704) 480-5549

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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