Child Care

Program Overview

This program provides funding to enhance the quality, affordability, and supply of child care available to Virginia's families. Child care programs are child-centered, family-focused services that support the family goals of economic self-sufficiency and child development by providing substitute parental care, protection, guidance, and early childhood education.


Assistance with the cost of child care may be available to families who:

  • Have a Head Start child and who are working or in school
  • Receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and work or are in school
  • Who work or are in school and meet certain income guidelines


For more information on York/Poquoson's child day care program, call the Child Care Coordinator at (757) 890-3976. To apply online go to and complete an application. The Child Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss your individual circumstances and arrange an interview. 

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 Household Size  2 3 4 5
 Income 5040.00 6226.00 7412.00 8598.00

Due to the pandemic, eligibility for the Child Care subsidy program has been expanded through May 31, 2022. Households who apply through that date may have earnings up to 85% of the Virginia Monthly Median Income. There must be at least one child in the household who is not yet Kindergarten eligible.  You may also receive assistance to look for a job.

Ability to receive expanded services is based on availability of funds allocated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.