Providing Child Care for Children Receiving Subsidy
To participate in the Subsidized Child Care Assistance (SCCA) program, your program is required to:
- Have and maintain a rated license of 3 stars or higher (religious-sponsored programs, also known as G.S. 110 - 106, must have a Notice of Compliance letter)
- Enroll annually with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Learning (DCDEE) through the NC FAST Provider Portal
- Enroll in Direct Deposit with the state’s direct deposit vendor
- Sign the Provider Agreement
If you choose to participate, you will use the NC FAST Provider Portal to enroll in the SCCA, accept vouchers issued to eligible children whose families have selected your program, update your rates for services, and submit your attendance roster each month. The online portal requires you to maintain a username and password.
Note for first-time SCCA participants: You must visit Child Care Resources Inc. in-person with a photo ID and a copy of the your DCDEE license to verify your identity. Information and step-by-step instructions are available on DCDEE’s website under the Providers tab (click “NC FAST”).