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Child Care

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Subsidies ("Child Development and Care" CDC) for child care services for qualifying families who have children under age 13 who need care for:  family preservation, high school completion, an approved activity, or employment.   The goal of the program is to preserve the family unit and to promote its economic independence and self-sufficiency by promoting safe, affordable, accessible, quality child care for qualified Michigan families and is intended to promote continuity of care and to extend the time an eligible child has access to child care assistance. Available from the Department of Health and Human Services, Child Development and Care Program (CDC):

For information about child care benefits, go to page 6, “Child Development And Care (CDC)” on page 5 in the following document: 


 To apply for child care benefits online, go to:


The completed and signed application must be received by the local DHS office serving the county or district where the person lives before eligibility is determined:

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Mt. Clemens District
(586) 469-7700 
serving Chesterfield Twp., Clinton Twp., Harrison Twp.,
Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, St. Clair Shores.
Sterling Heights District
(586) 254-1500
serving Armada, Bruce, Lenox, Macomb, Memphis, New Haven, Ray, Richmond, Romeo,
Shelby Sterling Heights, Utica, Washington Twp.
Warren District
(586) 427-0600
serving Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, Roseville and Warren.
Referrals to licensed child care providers, information on how to choose child care, parenting workshops, and referrals to other supportive agencies is available on the Web at www.greatstartforkids.org, then click on the “Great Start to Quality” then

on the page that lists “Information for Families”, click on “Learn More,” located on the right side of the page; then click on "Find Child Care or Preschool” then complete the information to get a referral or call Michigan 2-1-1 at (800) 552-1183.