The Direct Family Support (DFS) program provides supports and services to both children and adults with disabilities who live at home with their families. The intent of the program is to support and provide funding to eligible families to enable them to support their family member with a disability at home.
Early Intervention Programs (EIP) in Nova Scotia deliver family centred services to children with special needs, from birth to when they enter school. The goal of these programs is to create positive outcomes for children with special needs through consultation, information, support and services designed to meet the individual needs of the child and family.
Nova Scotia’s Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families pay for childcare at licensed child care facilities or family home day cares regulated by a family home day care agency. The Department of Community Services provides subsidies to the child care facility or family home day care agency on your behalf. The subsidy is attached to your child. If you decide to change child care centres or family home day cares, the subsidy goes with you.