Paying for Child Care
Child care tuition rates are unaffordable for many families. In each county across North Carolina, funds are available to help families pay for child care. Eligibility for Subsidy Child Care Program is based on income and priorities set by the individual county. There is currently no waiting list. Please contact Alamance County Department of Social Services at 336-513-4763.
Child Care Resource and Referral
Child Care Referral Central (Referral Central) is a regional collaborative between Alamance, Caswell, Person, and Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnerships for Children and Child Care Services Association (of Durham, Orange, and Wake counties) that makes finding child care in the 9 counties of the Referral Central area easy and central for families:
Families looking for child care can call the toll-free number: 1-855-EARLY-ED or 1-855-327-5933
Referral services are free and individualized on the child's and family's needs. Information is provided in both English and Spanish.
For more information visit: https://www.childcareservices.org/families/
Triple P- Positive Parenting Program
When it comes to raising kids, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there. So how do you know what’s best and what works? The North Carolina Triple P State Learning Collaborative is taking the guesswork out of parenting, supporting parents and caregivers with the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. For more information click on Triple P.
Safe Children & Families
Reporting suspected child abuse is the first important step in stopping abuse and protecting a child from effects of abuse that can have consequences that last for years. You can help stop the cycle of abuse by calling 1-800-CHILDREN or notifying the Child Protective Services Unit at the Alamance Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532.
Social Services & Supports
There is a summary of programs offered locally through the Alamance County Department of Social Services here: Alamance County Program Fact Sheet.
Child Support Enforcement
Some single parents find it hard to collect child support from the other parent. The following website http://www.ncchildsupport.com/index.jsp will allow you to make a payment, check your case, and calculate child support obligation, and also find a local office near you. Please contact Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336) 570-6532.
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or other relatives can not take care of them. Please contact the Alamance County Department of Social Services at (336)570-6532.
About NC 211
What is 2-1-1? NC 211 is the place to call or search when you need help for yourself, your family or someone you know. Dial 211 or search nc211.org to connect with a network of more than 18,000 resources in North Carolina that offer care, solutions, support and hope when you need it most. Our partners can assist you with Food, Housing & Utilities, Child Care, Education Programs, Financial Education and Counseling, Access to Health Care, Job Training, Support Groups, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Senior Services, Disaster Services and much more. NC 211 is free, confidential, available everyday, all day in any language. Learn more at NC 211.