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Child Care Health Program

The City of Seattles Child Care Health Program:

  • Improves the ability of child care providers to deliver high-quality services
  • Provides a safe, secure environment for children and youth
  • Improves the health status of children and youth

The City contracts with Public Health - Seattle & King County to provide the following services to agencies serving more than 3,500 children through the Child Care Assistance Program, Free and low-cost preschool programs for three- and four-year-olds (ECEAP and Step Ahead) and school-based after-school programs and Parks and Recreation after-school sites. These services include:

  • Consultation on health and safety issues
  • Program assessments and monitoring for compliance and quality of care as it relates to physical, mental, emotional and nutritional health components of the early childhood education and child care programs
  • On-site visits, observations, and review of program policies and procedures
  • Staff training
  • Child psychologist to provide expertise and support for child behavior issues
  • Nutritionists and health educators
  • Additional resources and referrals


For more information about Seattle Human Services Department-funded services for children and families, call 206-386-1017 or e-mail

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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