Child Care Subsidy Programs
The Department can assist eligible families by contributing to the cost of child care through the County funded Working Parents Assistance Program. Maryland's Child Care Subsidy Program (CCS),formerly the Purchase of Care Program (POC) is now centralized through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Parents complete an application for the WPA program and a caseworker determines eligibility, based on income. Families whose income is under scale for WPA will be referred to CCSCentral to complete an application for the state Child Care Subsidy Program (CCS).