Financial Assistance for Child Care


Child Care Network Family Support Program

The Family Support Program (FSP) provides child care scholarships for families who need help paying for child care. Through these scholarships, children access safe and nurturing high-quality early learning programs that prepare them for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Learn more by visiting our Family Support Program page.

Consider Head Start and GSRP Programs

These programs offer free high quality preschool for a child who is 3 to 5 years old. To learn more about these options in your county, visit Finding Quality Care.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

If you haven’t already, consider applying for assistance through the Child Development and Care (CDC) Child Care Subsidy. You can apply online at 
MI Bridges. You may find the webinar below helpful in understanding the CDC Child Care Subsidy.

DHHS may also support you financially if you choose to use a family member or friend as a License Exempt caregiver. Details can be found in the CDC handbook.