Wake County Quality Supplement Program
In October, 2014, a newly revised Wake County Quality Supplement program went into effect for 4- and 5-star Wake County child care providers hosting children birth-5 on child care subsidies from Wake County Human Services (WCHS). Program changes emerged from research and consultation in the community on how best to support quality in facilities that serve children on subsidy. Wake County Smart Start is contracting with Child Care Services Association (CCSA) to help administer the program.
Wake County Smart Start and CCSA are pleased to announce the continuation of the Wake County Quality Supplement Program for 2018-2019.
The upcoming program year contains some program changes and updates. The most notable changes are related to statewide DSS subsidy rate increases as outlined below. Please be sure to read the Program Overview for complete eligibility and supplement rate information.
- Due to the subsidy reimbursement rate increase in October 2017 for children 0-2 years old, only children ages 3-5 years old will be counted when determining your eligibility for supplements and your Quality Supplement Rate.
- In addition, due to anticipated subsidy rate increases for preschoolers, the Quality Supplement program as it is currently designed will operate through December 2018. Please budget for only six months of payments. Further information will be provided this fall.