Getting help paying for Child Care

March 31, 2023
Child care setting with parents and teachers and children together

Child care subsidy helps families pay for quality child care. Apply for free or low-cost child care with DCYF’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) at 1-844-626-8687, online at Washington Connection, or by submitting a paper application. Families interested in enrolling their children in Head Start or Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) may contact a Head Start or ECEAP provider near you. Local Head Start and ECEAP providers can be found on the DCYF website.

Additional resources:

The Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center can help families searching for child care by locating child care providers in their area, providing families with information about a provider’s Early Achievers Quality Level, and offering resources for families experiencing homelessness. The Family Center also assists families applying for subsidy. Contact them today at 1-800-446-1114, or online at