WAGE$ eligibility requirements for Polk County:

The licensed child care center or registered child development home must...

1) Have a QRS rating of 4-5 or be nationally accredited (NAEYC or NAFCC).

2) Submit proof of enrolled children receiving Child Care Assistance (CCA).

3) Provide full-day care to children ages 0-5.


*Programs in Polk County may also be eligible if the program is participating in the Early Childhood Quality Improvement Project (ECQuIP). Feel free to contact our office with questions.


Funds for WAGE$ supplements in Polk County come from: