Are you a working parent who needs help paying for child care? The City of Seattle may be able to help. The Seattle Human Services Department’s Child Care Assistance Program helps low- and moderate-income working families pay for child care for children ages one month to 13 years. Mayor Mike McGinn recently announced that the program has more than 300 slots available. The amount of payment from the City varies according to the income of the family, age of the child, and hours of care needed. The City typically pays between 25% to 70% of a standardized rate, and the family is responsible for paying the difference. To qualify you must:
- Live within Seattle city limits
- Be employed and or enrolled in educational/job training
- Have children under 13 years of age
- Use a provider contracted with the City of Seattle
- Not be eligible for any other child care subsidy program
- Meet income guidelines based on family size.
For income guidelines, please see our Web site. For information on how to apply please call 206-386-1050.