Child Care Services

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The mission of DSS Child Care is to assist families living in Durham County with information and access to child care services.


  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Information on choosing quality child care
  • Technical Assistance including record keeping, completion of attendance sheets, and workshops on best business practices for child care providers
  • Information and referral on other services for families and children


Low income families with children between ages 0-12 who meet income guidelines, live in Durham County, and are employed or in school. Additionally, the following are considered priority groups and may be eligible.

  • The child is in protective services or in foster care
  • Are Work First recipients and need child care in order to pursue employment
  • The family resides in a homeless shelter
  • Parent/guardian is in a substance abuse treatment program


Information can be obtained at 1201 S. Briggs Avenue, Suite 100, Durham, NC 27703 from 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday. Call (919) 560-8300 to inquire about funding and service availability. 


Please call (919) 560-8300 to inquire about funding and service availability.

External resources: learn more about Child Care services


Candace Leathers

Candice Leathers
Child Care Services Program Manager
Office: 919-560-8300
Fax: 919-560-8683