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Become a Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy Provider

Accepting the subsidy made easy!

Learn about provider eligibility

How to enroll

Submit our enrollment form

When you submit our enrollment form; you join one of the largest networks of providers in King County. Here you can fast-track the process of utilizing the subsidy once a family selects you as a provider.

  • Strengthen Our Community
  • Streamline Subsidy Process

Verify care and payment information

When a family selects you as a provider we will ask you to verify that you’re providing care and submit your payment information. We want to ensure you get paid quickly and easily, so we’ll ask for your W9, license information, and direct deposit (ACH) information.

  • Verify Care Quickly
  • Get seamless support
  • Simplify Payment Process
  • Receive Secure Payments

Provide care and engage.

Your feedback is essential to help us build the best subsidy possible for both families and providers. Participate by sharing your insight with our team, joining focus groups, and submitting our provider surveys.

  • Amplify Your Voice
  • Shape the Future Together
Provider Frequently asked questions

Your dedicated customer support team

Get personalized assistance and answers to all your questions from our provider customer support lines.

Ready to enroll?

Enroll early, streamline the process of verification, and simplify the payment process.