The Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to eligible families to help pay for the cost of child care so they can work or attend education or training programs. Child Care assistance is also provided to families who receive TANF and are working towards economic self-sufficiency. With welfare reform’s increased emphasis on employment, many single parent households become low-income working families. Child Care assistance is child-centered and family-focused and supports the broader objective of strengthening families’ goals of economic self-sufficiency and quality early childhood programs for their children. Participating families may select any legally operating child day care facility eligible to participate in the program.