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Day Care Assistance

Every child deserves quality child day care
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Phone: (828) 695-5600


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3030 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Mailing Address:
PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
You may report suspected child or adult abuse at any time

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    To ensure safe, quality, accessible and affordable child care for children in Catawba County, supporting the independence of families by enabling responsible adults to secure and maintain employment and meet the basic needs of their children.

    All families will have the understanding of quality child care and have resources available to select the most appropriate childcare arrangement for their future. Adult members of the family will go to work each day knowing that their children are in a safe, nurturing, quality environment where they can learn and grow.
    • Enable parents to maintain full time employment in order to support their family and achieve economic independence;
    • Enable parents to participate in job training or educational programs that will lead to their employment;
    • Provide child day care to children receiving protective services (including children at risk of neglect/abuse);
    • Provide child day care to children in need of early intervention to enhance their development; and
    • Facilitate the reunification of families, aid families in crisis, and prevent foster care.