Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps families with low incomes pay for child care while they work or meet WorkFirst participation requirements.
When a family qualifies for child care subsidy benefits and chooses an eligible provider, the state pays a portion of the cost of child care. The parent is also responsible to pay a co-payment to the provider each month.
- Have one or more children
- Meet income eligibility guidelines
- Work or meet WorkFirst requirements
- Live in Washington
Eligible families can choose:
- Licensed child care providers; or
- Family, friends and neighbors that meet WCCC requirements.
To Apply for WCCC:
Contact the DSHS Customer Service Call Center at 1.877.501.2233 or apply online through Washington Connection. You will need to give DSHS the following information for yourself and the other parent if she/he lives in the home with you and the child:
- Name and phone number of your employer
- Days and hours you work.
- Your hourly wage
- Your gross income for the last three months or your tax return for the previous calendar year
- Amount of any unearned income you receive, such as child support or SSI benefits
- Current child support order for the child who needs care, if any
- Proof of your child’s citizenship or legal residency
- The name and phone number of the child care provider
- Your phone number
For more information go to the Working Connections Child Care website.