Children and Family Services
Care for Nebraska's children and your business- find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program.

More information about Federally Mandated State Law Now Requires More Comprehensive Background Checks for Child Care Workers will be next week.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Care for Nebraska's children and your business
Find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program.

​​Important Announcements​

2023 Child Care Subsidy Rates

Beginning July 1, 2023, Child Care Subsidy rates will transition to a new rate structure. To learn more about billing partial day and daily units: 

  • Recorded webinar training - English
  • ​​Curso de web grabados - Español


​​​Questions can be submitted to DHHS.CCSubsidy@nebraska.gov.

Subsidy rates will continue to be set at the 75th percentile of the Market Rate Survey (MRS) and adjust every odd-numbered year, through June 30, 2025. Rates may be less than the 75th percentile if your private pay rates are less than the Department's subsidy rates.

Current rates can also be found on the Title 392 Guidance Document.

DHHS Paying for All Fingerprints for Child Care

Effective May 16th, 2022, DHHS will pay the full cost ($45.25) of fingerprinting and processing for all child care providers, staff, and required household members through September 30th, 2023. 

Federal Mandate Requires National Criminal History Record Checks - Fingerprints for All Child Care Workers 

With the passing of Nebraska Legislative Bill 1185, this requirement now extends to License Exempt and In-Home Subsidy providers. 

Licensed providers can find information through Children's Services Licensing.

License Exempt and In-Home providers can find additional information under Background Checks.

Public LiveScan Fingerprinting Sites

Child Care Subsidy Program
Phone Number
(402) 471-9152

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026