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If you are seeking child care, call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center: 1-800-446-1114

Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy

Please note that, due to capacity limitations, BSK applications are currently not being accepted, and the waitlist is closed until further notice. Thank you.

If you are missing owed BSK payments, please let us know here:

We are aware that there are urgent payment delays pending from previous months, and we are committed to getting those paid as soon as possible. If you are owed payments and have not heard from one of our customer representatives, a Family Access Service (FAS) Team member, please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are experiencing a large volume of calls, texts and emails, and please know that we are working to get back to each of you. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues. In the future as the administrator, we expect to pay providers on time each month.

Please note we have separate teams working to assist families and providers. Make sure to call or email the associated team for the fastest and most accurate response!

Already enrolled in BSK and looking for forms and documents?

Best Starts for Kids is a King County voter-approved initiative to support every baby born or child raised in King County to reach adulthood happy, healthy, safe, and thriving.

Starting in 2022, these investments include $20 million per year for a new child care subsidy program!

How do I get support?

Need language support? Need to report something not working correctly? Have questions about the eligibility form or waitlist? Send our family team or our provider team a text, email, or call!

Thank you for your interest in the Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy program. Due to high demand and limited resources, the program is at capacity and applications are not being accepted at this time. The waitlist is temporarily closed until further notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Access and Support Team

Community partners supporting families to access child care.