Almost 400 children in Cabarrus County may lose access to a day care program designed to help their parents keep working.
The Cabarrus Child Care Subsidy program helps low-income families pay for day care so the parents have more time to maintain jobs or go to college. It currently serves about 1,500 children.
But county Director of Social Services Ben Rose said it can’t afford to keep serving that many because of federal and state budget cuts.
“Part of the challenge, too, is that we’ve had increased demand over the past year,” Rose said.