Services Search Engines
Afghan Babysitter: This is a search engine where you can put in the city and state in which you live, or your zip code, to find Afghan babysitters in your area. Once you put in the initial location information, you fill out a form where you provide your name, address, and the childcare request you have. The site will then send this information to pre-screened Afghan babysitters in your area who meet your needs who will then follow up with you.
Child Care Aware: This is an online tool through Child Care Aware of Washington to find child care programs near families that meet their child care needs. You may also call their Family Center at 1-800-446-1114.
Child Care Check: A tool to help in the search for quality child care. Search providers and find out background check statuses, licensing history, monitoring reports and more. The information is collected by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) which licenses child care providers and facilities.
Child Care Resources: Child Care Resources works with families, child care providers, community organizations and advocacy groups in order to improve the quality of early childhood care in our region. You can use this site to look up available providers, COVID resources, and other child care resources.
- If you are seeking child care, call the Child Care COVID-19 Communications, Response and Referral Center: 1-800-446-1114
In-Home Placement Agencies: This is a list of agencies that hire out nannies compiled by Child Care Resources. Please see agency details (listed in the link) for cost, service area, and availability
Washington Connection: Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Use Washington Connection online application to apply for the Working Connections Child Care Program or Seasonal Child Care Program.
Head Start Washington: This is a federally funded program for children ages 3 and 4 and, in some locations, pregnant women and children from birth to age 3. To enroll, contact your local Head Start center, which can be found using this link.
Family Law Casa: Family Law CASA advocates for local children in high-risk custody cases so they have a chance for a safe, secure home life, significantly reducing the risk of abuse and neglect. This list of resources is not endorsed by the organization but serves as a source of information on programs available in King County.