Smart Start Scholarship Vouchers
Important information for providers and parents.
Information for Providers
The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children (Partnership) administers the Child Care Scholarship Program that assist eligible families residing in Cabarrus County by providing child care financial assistance. This program is not part of the regular child care subsidy administered by the Department of Human Services, it is a Smart Start funded program.
The Partnership will provide up to full time child care assistance (as long as funding is available) to children ages 0 – 5 years for families that meet scholarship income and the Scholarship’s eligibility guidelines. Scholarship families must utilize high quality care in a 4 & 5 star rated facilities per scholarship guidelines and pay a percentage (Parent Fee) of child care cost as determined by the guidelines. The parent/guardian in the home must meet work/school and other requirements as outlined in the program guidelines.
To qualify as a child care provider, you must:
- Be licensed by the State of NC and maintain as a 4 or 5 star rated licenses; provisional, special provisional, 1, 2, 3 star rated license are not considered.
- Admit children regardless of their race, religion, gender, creed, color, or national origin. The Partnership will pay the statewide market rate to approved providers for child care services renders to eligible Scholarship children.
Please help us by serving our children in child care.
Information for Parents
Parents must call Lissy Rios to schedule an appointment: (704) 933-8278 ext. 100.