Child Care Subsidy (DSS)

The mission of DSS Child Care is to assist families living in Durham County with information and access to childcare services. The subsidy program provides vouchers for eligible families to help cover the costs of childcare.

If you are a parent or guardian in need of quality childcare assistance, we want to hear from you!

Who We Serve:

Low-income families with children between ages 0-12 who need childcare, meet income guidelines, live in Durham County, and are employed or in school; there are additional priority groups that may be eligible; contact us for more information

Where Can You Get Services:

Durham County

How To Get Connected:

Call 919-560-8300 or email



There is no application fee. If the parent qualifies for services, they will have a parent fee that is paid to the childcare provider. The parent fee is ten percent of the family’s earned income (wages).

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages

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