Child Care Services

Child Care Services are for parents of Lenoir County children to have access to choose and receive affordable, quality child care while they work. Our goal is to provide a seamless service for families who need help paying for child care and to enable parents to maintain full-time employment in order to support their family and achieve economic independence.

Applying for Assistance

Call 252-559-6400 for an appointment and complete an application or visit our offices at 130 W King Street, Kinston, NC 28501.

Provider Information

You may look up provider names, addresses, and information on the Internet at NC Division of Child Development.

Subsidized Child Care Program

Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides financial assistance for child care to many families through a locally administered state supervised program. You are free to choose your own type of child care arrangement. Payment amounts for each child depends on:

  • Your family situation
  • Your income
  • The cost of child care provided
  • The type of public funds from which the payment is made

Each County receives an annual amount of state and federal funds from the State to spend for subsidized child care services. If funding is not available to serve all families who apply for subsidized child care, the families can be placed on a waiting list until funding becomes available.

Qualifying for the Subsidized Child Care Program

Income limits apply. Most families are required to pay a 10 percent parent fee. The parent is responsible for paying the fee directly to the child care facility/provider.

Income Limits for Child Day Care

Income limits depend on the number in the household. Below are guidelines. You can always call us at 252-559-6400 for more information.

200% FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL             
1 $1,337  $2,010 10%
2  $1,800    $2,707 10%
3  $2,263    $3,403 10%
4 $2,727  $4,100 10%
5 $3.190  $4,797 10%
6  $3,653   $5,493 10%
7 $4,116  $6,190 10%
8 $4,580  $6,887 10%
9  $5,043  $7,583 10%
10 $5,506  $8,280 10%
11  $5,969   $8,977 10%
12 $6,433   $9,673 10%

Lenoir County Department of Social Services

Administration, Personnel, Business Officer/Accounting

Fax - 252-559-6381

Adult Services & Child Welfare Services

Fax - 252-520-7878

Child Support Services

Fax - 252-559-6380

Economic Services (Food & Nutrition Services, Medicaid, Fraud, Energy, Transportation)

Fax - 252-559-6328 

Medicaid Expansion

Phone Number :252-559-6269



Physical Address:

130 W King Street
Kinston, NC 28501-4836

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6
Kinston, NC 28503-0006

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday – 7:30am to 12:00pm

Director: Jeff Harrison

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more information?

For more information please visit the NC DHHS Website.