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City of Spokane Child Care Initiative Grants

City of spokane

child care initiative  grants

The COVID-19 Pandemic created a hardship on families and their ability to remain employed due to lack of childcare. Tuition Assistance grants can help middle-income, working families overcome financial barriers that limit access to high-quality childcare. 

These grants are provided by the City of Spokane to assist with stabilizing the household in the aftermath of the pandemic, offering support to families who have been in the workforce for at least three months.

Spokane County providers! Simplfiy your enrollment process with easy-to-use technology.

Weʼre now partnering with Kinside, a platform that helps you share your open spots, connect seamlessly with families, and save time managing your waitlist.

Child Care Tuition Assistance is now available for families in Spokane.
  • Do you live within the City of Spokane?
  • Do you have children aged birth to 5 years who are not enrolled in school?
  • Does your family not qualify for assistance through Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC)?
  • Is your household income at or below 80% of the State Median Income (SMI)?

Kinside is the perfect companion for your other tools.  Whether you use another management software or pen and paper, Kinside will seamlessly integrate into your processes.
  • Connect with families online and share your availability
  • Manage and grow your waitlist
  • Enroll families with the click of a button
  • Kinside is available for free to providers in Spokane County thanks to partnerships with Women Helping Women Fund, and the City of Spokane.

For more information on the Child Care Initiative Grants, please contact

Wendy Nelson-Lloyd / 509-862-8016

The Child Care Initiative Act Grants have been made possible by the City of Spokane.

Families who reside in Spokane County may also be eligible for a tuition assistance grants.

Please visit Spokane Workforce Council for application details.

Related Services at CME

Community-Minded Enterprises offers a variety of early learning services for both providers and families:


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