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Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy

Enrolled in the Best Starts for Kids subsidy program and looking for documents?

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The Best Starts for Kids Subsidy is a voter-approved initiative to help every child in King County access high-quality early learning opportunities.

This program is designed to support families who are ineligible for or not well-served by existing subsidy programs.  This program prioritizes families experiencing challenges to accessing child care, and in doing so, seeks to advance equity and eliminate disparities.

If you are missing owed Best Start for Kids Subsidy payments, please let us know here:

Already enrolled and needing 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!

Check back for updates on joining out waitlist!

Our waitlist is currently at full capacity, meaning we are not able to accept applications at this time. However, we will update this page and our social media pages when the waitlist re-opens and we can begin accepting applications again.

For updates and announcements regarding the waitlist and all other things relating to the Best Starts for Kids Subsidy program, follow us on social media!

Family Access and Support Team

Community partners supporting families to access child care.