Richmond VA > Social Services > Child Daycare Assistance

Last Updated: 2015-01-27

Families with children who need daycare may benefit from this child-centered, family-focused,
childcare assistance program. The Department of Social Services provides child daycare assistance for
children attending center-based and home-based programs licensed or registered with the Virginia
Department of Social Services.

Apply for Child Daycare Assistance Online

Check or Renew Benefits/ Report Changes


Families with children under the age of 13 may be eligible for assistance if:

  • They meet income eligibility criteria.
  • The parents are in TANF or VIEW education and job training programs.
  • The children are participating in Head Start.

Families not participating in TANF or VIEW may be able to receive assistance by contributing only part
of the cost for care.

Assistance is also available to families with children physically or mentally incapable of caring for
themselves or under court supervision.

Agreement for Day Care Recipients

Helpful Resources

Search for a Child Day Care Provider

Learn About Child Day Care

Choosing Quality Child Care

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