Child care and daycare assistance in North Dakota

Parent Services

Do You Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Child care is often a family's biggest expense after housing, food and taxes. Juggling child care costs and a parent's earnings can be especially challenging for low income families who need child care in order to go to work, while at the same time need to use some of the money they earn to pay for care.

Financial Assistance Options

  • This program helps income-eligible families pay for child care while parents work, attend school or search for a job. Assistance payments are typically paid directly to child care providers. Eligible providers must be at least 18 years old, and be licensed, registered, self-declared or an approved relative.

  • This is a refundable federal tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families - especially those who are raising children. Those who qualify, receive a larger tax refund or pay less in federal taxes. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is administered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

  • Child Care Aware® of North Dakota partners with our national organization, Child Care Aware® of America, to serve the unique needs of military families and their children..

  • This guide lists support and financial options to help low-income families find employment, care for their children, meet their nutritional needs and pay for home heating costs.