Child Care/Baby Corner

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)-Child Care and Early Learning Program UPDATED

The Snoqualmie Tribe has been approved to implement their CCDF Grant Plan for FY20-22.  The Snoqualmie Tribe CCDF-Child Care and Early Learning Program is open to all Native American families that meet the criteria described below. Major program changes include the removal of an income requirement and the removal of an assistance need requirement of work, school, job search etc.  The program does offer funding priority to the following families: low income, homelessness, single parent household, first responder, active duty military, foster child placement.

The Tribe’s CCDF program can cover costs associated with the following: 

  1. Child Care- Licensed Facility, licensed family/group home, or in home care by a relative provider

  2. Early Learning tuition-State Licensed Center/Program/School must be under Kindergarten grade level

  3. Before & After School Care or Summer Camps/Care-Licensed Facility, licensed family/group home, or in home care by a relative provider

To qualify the applicant must:

  1. The applicant and child must reside in King, Snohomish, or Pierce county;
  2. The minor for which serves are being rendered must be: enrolled or a direct descendant of an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally recognized tribe;
  3. Minor be under the age of 13; and
  4. Must reapply every 16 months and utilize a provider that meets the criteria below

To qualify the provider/school/program must:

  1. Be a state licensed child care or early learning program or a non-licensed relative provider over 18 years old (limited to grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle or adult sibling (sibling cannot reside in same home);
  2. Must be willing to accept 3rd party payments by the Tribe, this program does not allow for reimbursements;
  3. Must be willing to provide invoices and/or timesheet;
  4. Payment can be issued monthly or quarterly; but cannot be issued as a yearly lump sum; and
  5. All payments issued under this program follow standard guidelines with concerns to tax requirements for compensation for child care services or tuition. A 1099-MISC may be issued to the vendor.



Baby Corner

Baby Corner is a non-profit organization facilitated through Eastside Baby Corner that assists families in search of special items that may not be affordable or within their budget. All items are donated so inventory may vary. 


General Welfare Child Care

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides a monthly child care assistance benefit to offset the cost of child care for eligible Snoqualmie Tribal children. The child care assistance benefit is subject to change at any time based on market rate surveys and availability of funds, as may be determined by the Tribe.

This benefit may be used toward the cost of part-time or full-time child care for children aged birth-12, depending on your Assistance Need. You will be approved for a maximum of part-time care if any adult in the household works part-time or is a part-time student.

Your household must demonstrate an Assistance Need, which is established when each adult living your home can show the need for child care by providing proof of participation in one or more of the following: employment/active job search, education/training, and/or if the child is a SICW placement in dependence status.

This benefit must be used toward the following: To pay a licensed facility, licensed group/family home, or approved in-home or relative care provider for care provider for eligible child(ren).

This assistance cannot be used towards summer camps, summer school, or early education tuition.

General Welfare Childcare Update 8/24/2020: NEW rates have been approved for September 2020 forward to be competitive with state rates. Also the Tribal Council has waived thru December 31, 2020 the assistance need requirement of the program- parent/guardian applicants no longer are required to be working or in school to access the benefit. All Tribal Members in need of childcare or a provider to oversee with distance learning or homeschooling are eligible to apply. No changes have been made to the application.



Bessie Medicinebird
425-888-6551 ext. 6221