Child Care Assistance Program - Provider Support

The Child Care Assistance Program helps Seattle parents who work or attend a qualified education or job training program to cover the cost of child care for children ages 1 month to 12 years.

CCAP providers are an integral part of our City effort to assist income-eligible families with the cost of child care. 

CCAP logo imagePlease check out the sections below to:

  • Learn more about the CCAP program
  • Find out how to become a CCAP provider
  • Get answers to frequently asked questions
  • Access resources for your business 
  • Get the latest child care news and updates on CCAP

For additional help, you can also contact us at or (206) 386-1050. Language interpretation services available.

Resources for Child Care Providers

City of Seattle Child Care Nutrition Program

The City of Seattle's Child Care Nutrition Program, administered by the Human Services Department, helps home-based child care providers and Friends Family & Neighbors care providers plan for and provide nourishing meals that meet the USDA's CACFP requirements. The program contributes to the cost of food and links home providers with a nutrition specialist to assist with menu planning and special dietary needs of children in their child care. Eligible providers must be located in King County and have a current child care license from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families or be an approved Friends, Family & Neighbors provider. For more information on eligibility and applications, call the City of Seattle's Child Care Nutrition Program at (206) 386-1016 or email

City of Seattle Child Care Facilities Financing

The City of Seattle's Human Services Department provides financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities. Funding is available to child care providers, building owners, and building developers. For more information, email or call (206) 684-0377.

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