Child Care Provider Private Rates Moving to State Subsidy Base Rate

February 14, 2022

Effective March 1, 2022, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) will begin paying all licensed child care providers who receive state subsidies at the state subsidy rate regardless of the provider's private rate.

Providers that have a private rate less than the base subsidy rate will receive a rate increase automatically for services provided in March. This change will be included in the provider’s March 2022 invoice. Providers with a private rate greater than the base subsidy rate will continue to be paid at the state rate.

The provider rate tables are available online.

For more information on the FSKA and the upcoming changes to child care, please visit the link to Working Connections Child Care.

For any questions, please call 1-800-394-4571 or email