Payment Rates — Additional Fees

Created on: 
Mar 25 2016

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Related WACs

Child Care Subsidy

Seasonal Child Care

DEL Clarifying Information (published February 1, 2017)

WAC 170-290-0245

The child does not need to attend in order for the provider to bill for the registration fee.

WAC 170-290-0247

The field trip/enhancement fee covers special activities, such as:

  • Admission costs to places such as zoo, museum, movies, swimming pools

  • Enrichment programs and ongoing lessons such as language classes, gymnastics,

  • swimming lessons

  • Public transportation or mileage reimbursement at the OFM Rate

  • Cost of hiring a non-employee such as clowns, pony rides, music performances

  • The purchase of a pre-kindergarten curriculum

  • Provider developed and DEL approved curriculum

WAC 170-290-0249

Nonstandard Hours During The Month

The nonstandard hours must occur over the course of a calendar month. These hours must occur within an authorization period.

Additional Information

Does the Department pay for registration fees?

Yes. When a client uses a licensed provider that has a policy to charge the fee to all families, the Department will pay for registration fees, up to $50 per child. The provider may not charge clients the difference between our fee and theirs if they usually charge a higher fee.

The Department may also pay for registration fees at one of the following times:

  • A client reports a change in provider.
  • A client has had a break in service longer than 60 days.
  • The annual registration fee is due.

What is a field trip/quality enhancement fee?

When a client uses a Family Home Child Care provider who charges certain additional fees, the Department will pay up to $30 per child per month towards those fees.

If the provider has a written policy in place, a client may voluntarily pay the difference between the field trip fee and the actual cost.

What is the nonstandard hours bonus?

When a client needs 30 or more hours of care during the times below, the Department automatically authorizes a $75 nonstandard hours bonus per child per month.

Nonstandard hours are defined as follows:

  • Before 6:00 a.m.
  • After 6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends
  • Legal holidays