EDCI parents who are working or in school and also meet income guidelines are eligible to receive state subsidized childcare services. Durham County Department of Social Services prioritizes families in the EDCI Zone who have children ages 0–4 and whose caregivers are employed. 

These families are eligible to apply for services even when the agency has a waiting list. Families must contact the agency, complete a waiting list screening form, and submit proof of work (most recent paystub). Agency staff will verify that these families live in the EDCI Zone and will contact them to schedule an appointment to apply for services.

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