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Child Care

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Subsidies for child care services for qualifying families who have children under age 13. Available from the Department of Health and Human Services {DHHS) Eligibility:

• A family with low income
• A licensed foster parent requesting care for foster children
• A member of a MDHHS protective services case participating in a treatment plan
• A FIP Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient
• A PIP applicant doing a required work participation program activity

The family must have a child care need at application because of:

• Work
• High school completion classes (including General Educational Development (GED), adult basic education, and English as a second language)
• Approved education or training
• Approved treatment activities for a health or social condition

The actual CDC payment amount may not cover all child care expenses. DHHS pays part of the cost of child care for approved families. The family is responsible for any child care costs not covered by the CDC program. The State of Michigan Child Development and care handbook is posted at: www.michigan.gov/childcare

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

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-63533_63534---,00.html

To apply for child care benefits online, go to:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_73804---,00.html

The completed and signed application must be received by the local DHHS office 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.