Provider Subsidy Information
The June 30th Deadline to Complete theHas Passed
If you have any questions and/or would like additional information, please contact the Department of Early Learning Provider Line via phone and/or email and they will be happy to assist you.
Call 800.394.4571 open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Several state child care subsidy programs help eligible families with children pay child care costs. The most common is the Working Connections Child Care program which helps families who are working and have incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Other programs include the help for families who are homeless or seasonal workers, or through specific Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) programs. For more information on child care subsidy programs in Washington, go to:
Visit the WCCC web page to get answers to WCCC income standards, a phone number for your local customer service center or find out about subsidy training.
You can also contact the local CSO for information on public assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, emergency needs, or how to contact other DEL programs in your community.
CSO's are the local offices that provide many Department of Early Learning (DEL), formerly DSHS, services, including the Working Connections Child Care Subsidy Program, the state program to help parents pay for child care.
Licensed or certified child care centers or family homes may receive a non-standard hours bonus for services provided after 1/1/08.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults in care while promoting the development of good eating habits.