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Programs That Support 
Utah's Families Child Care Subsidy

Utah State Child Care Assistance Program helps families cover the cost of child care. The amount of child care subsidy is determined based on several factors and may not cover the total cost of child care; parents are responsible to pay child care providers for all costs incurred.


To find out if you qualify visit the DWS website at


The following webpage has tips for those who do not qualify for child care subsidy:

Crisis Nurseries

There are Family Support Centers around the area with Crisis Nurseries. You will need to pre-register with them. You can use the Crisis Nursery when you have job interviews, doctor appointments or if you really need some timeout. Here are their numbers:


        In Weber County contact the Family Support Center located in Ogden at 801-393-6666

        In North Davis County contact the Family Support Center located in Clearfield at 801-773-0712

        In South Davis County contact the South Davis Family Connection Center located in Bountiful at 801-397-2212

Child Care Licensing

Contact Child Care Licensing if you would like to file a complaint or find out if a child care provider has had any substantiated complaints. Their local number is 801-273-6617 or toll free at 1-888-287-3704 or you can visit their website:

Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Visit this page to find a Head Start Program near you:

State Resources

United Way - 211

United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral is a statewide service of United Way of Salt Lake. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember information and referral telephone number that people dial to get connected and get answers. 2-1-1 connects people to important health, human, and community service programs including: emergency food pantries, rental assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and government agencies.

The 2-1-1 phone number is easily accessed by any phone and calls are free and confidential. Trained Information Specialists assess situations, make appropriate referrals, and monitor the needs of our communities. Interpreters are available in 170 languages. In 2011, more than 115,000 Utahns called United Way 2-1-1 seeking assistance.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP is a state health insurance plan for children. Many working Utah families who don't have health insurance qualify for CHIP. Qualifications are based upon income and family size.

Help Me Grow Utah

​Help Me Grow Utah is an information and referral network that provides parents with the knowledge and resources you need to make a difference in your child's life.

When you enroll in Help Me Grow, you will work with your personal care coordinator by phone or email to:

  •     complete a developmental screening to use as a guide for your child's growth
  •     receive answers to questions and get connected to the information you need
  •     find the right community resources for your family

Help Me Grow supports prenatal parents and families with children through age 8. They offer services at no cost in both English and Spanish.

Prevent Child Abuse Utah

PCAU offers prevention programs to students, faculty, parents and community members. Prevention programs for parents educate parents on how to prevent their children from internet predation, as well as recognizing the signs that your child is bullying, or the victim of bullying. PCAU offers programs for educators as well. If educators are trained to recognize the signs of all forms of child abuse, they can be the tool that stops abuse by taking action and reporting it to administrators and law officials. Prevention programs teach educators and parents the importance of being aware and active in the lives of children. Preventing and ending child abuse is crucial to building a safe, healthy, and strong community.

Utah Parent Center

The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Baby Watch Early Intervention

The purpose of the Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (BWEIP) is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers, who have developmental delays or disabilities or both, by providing individualized support and services to the child and their family.

Local Resources

Grandfamilies Program

The Children's Service Society has groups and programs that support Grandfamilies, grandparents raising grandchildren.
Grandfamilies Adult Support Group  is a 10-week series of classes that meet weekly throughout the year. Some of the topics discussed are, unique family dynamics of kinship care giving, understanding drug and alcohol addiction, understanding your legal rights and how to deal with the emotional issues of the children in your care. Children's groups are held at the same time as the adult groups.

National Resources

Healthy Kids, Healthy Care

This website is for parents of children who attend child care programs. They have answers to several questions many parents have about their child's child care environment.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They no longer publish the ABC's of Safe & Healthy Child Care, but they still have great information on disease control on their web site.

Educational Resources

Preschool Pioneer

Preschool Pioneer is a part of Utah's Online Library. There are several ideas and math and reading activities for preschool aged children. Most are free to access. Those resources that require a username and password can be accessed for free with the username premedia and password learn1.

Bright by Text

United Way of Northern Utah has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

To sign up, simply text the word “UTFAMILY” to 274448* or follow the weblink below. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. To sign up additional children, simply text “UTFAMILY” to 274448 an additional time for each child.

Care About Childcare - Weber State University

1351 Edvalson St Dept. 1309

Ogden UT 84408-1309
(801) 626-7837

Care About Childcare - Weber State University is a program of Weber State University's Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education's Child & Family Studies Department.

Funding is provided by the Child Care and Development Fund and the Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care.