The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to parents for their child care needs for families based on an assessment of need, income and family size. Each county receives an annual allocation of state and federal funds used for subsidized child care services for its residents. To learn more about how to apply, please visit the Child Care Subsidy Program web page.
Want to learn more about this program? Please contact Wake County Human Services at (919) 212-7000.
The Child Care Subsidy Program is partially funded by Wake County Smart Start and is managed by Wake County Human Services. Wake County Human Services, in partnership with the community, will facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents.
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read trains health care providers to support and engage parents about the importance of reading aloud and to prescribe books to children at wellness check-ups beginning at birth to five years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.MORE
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a free high quality, age-appropriate book to children in Wake County every month from birth to age 5 to encourage a love of reading and readiness for kindergarten.MORE
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent–as well as treat–behavioral and emotional problems in children by creating family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.MORE
NC Pre-K provides children with a high-quality classroom program to help four-year olds get ready for Kindergarten. Children attend Pre-K for 6.5 hours each day, Monday through Friday.MORE
School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children
School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children & Families serves Hispanic families with young children in Wake County. It is a multifaceted program that builds early literacy skills, and provides screenings, information and referrals.MORE
Wake Connections is a coordinated intake and referral system that connects families with high quality home-based programs.MORE
The Nurturing Program for Spanish Speaking Families
This 15-week family education program blends child-rearing information with social supports to strengthen Spanish-speaking families living in Wake County.MORE
Social/Emotional Interventions for Young Children
SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County that is provided at the child’s home or preschool.MORE
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) services are offered to children from birth to age 5 who need help preparing for success in school.MORE
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors.MORE
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
HIPPY is a FREE 3-year, home-based, early childhood education program that supports parents while providing solutions that strengthen families.MORE