Financial Aid Resources
Child Care Assistance Program: The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps families living in the City of Seattle pay for the cost of child care for children 1 month to 12 years of age. Use this link to check for eligibility and begin an application.
Washington Connections Child Care Program: Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps eligible families pay for child care. When a family qualifies for child care aid and chooses an eligible provider, the state pays a portion of the cost of child care. Parents may be responsible for a copayment, or a small payment that is not the total amount, to their provider each month. Please use the link to the program homepage to check your eligibility. You can apply by using the Washington Connection application found here. You may also apply by calling the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687.
Seasonal Child Care Program: The Seasonal Child Care program pays child care subsidies for eligible families who:
- Are seasonally employed in agricultural work;
- Live in designated counties; and
- Are not receiving TANF benefits.
You can apply by using the Washington Connection application found here. You may also apply by calling the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687. Finally, you can apply by contacting your local Community Services Office, which can be located using this link.
Seattle Parks and Recreation 2022-2023 Scholarship Program: Scholarships available to individuals and families for our programs and activities (which includes those by The Associated Recreation Council – ARC). Scholarships are based on income and family size, and are available to anyone who qualifies, including children, seniors ,and people with disabilities. Income eligibility guidelines can be found here. To apply, complete the steps listed on the main page, here.
Pierce County Child Care Financial Assistance Program: Eligible families will receive a voucher to pay for their child care at eligible providers (see website for criteria) for up to three (3) months
For providers serving children ages 0-6, they must be:
- Licensed, in good standing with the State of Washington; and
- Participating in the Early Achievers Program and not yet rated OR already rated at a level
three (3) or higher.
- For providers serving school-age only children, they must be operating legally.
To Apply: Call or text the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 and complete an application with one of our specialists
*NOTE* You will need your two most recent pay stubs and/or other proof of income for all adults in the family/household