Getting Help Paying for Child Care

Child Care Subsidy Programs

The Child Care Subsidy Programs help families to pay for quality child care through either:

  1. Working Connections Child Care (WCCC), or
  2. Seasonal Child Care

Go to the DSHS website for eligibility and application information.

ECEAP and Head Start Preschool Programs

Children in low-income households may qualify for Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) or Head Start preschools.


Reporting possible child care subsidy fraud

If you suspect that a parent or a child care provider is misusing child care subsidy benefits, contact the Department of Social & Health Services' Office of Fraud and Accountability (OFA):

When you report possible fraud, OFA will need specific information, such as names, phone numbers and other details in order to investigate the fraud allegation. You may make your report anonymously.