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Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy

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!

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.

How do I get support?

Need language support? Need to report something not working correctly? Have questions about the eligibility form or waitlist? Send us a text, email, or call!
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Family Access and Support Team

Community partners supporting families to access child care.