The child care program is a state and federally funded program that provides subsidized child care services to eligible families. This program helps parents pay for child care so they can work or attend school and provides information to parents about how to choose a safe, quality child care arrangement. Benefits to families include:
- helping parents work and attend school,
- providing a safe setting for children,
- helping children be better prepared for school, and
- having a good early childhood education experience helps children to be successful in language, math, and social skills in school.