Some daycare assistance programs that assist single parents are programs offered by Head Start or programs offered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Aware program. Income is a qualifying factor for the Head Start program.
There are hundreds of grants available for single parents looking for help with daycare costs. Daycare assistance programs available by entities other than the government are also available. Local churches offer daycare programs in the form of extended-hours care or after-school care.
Some churches may provide church members with free daycare. Assistance by a church generally has fewer restrictions than daycare assistance programs offered by the government.