Help Paying For Child Care


Getting Started

Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) may provide full or partial payment for child care services for Solano County residents. The programs are designed to help income-eligible families afford child care. The programs serve children under the age of 13, children with documented special or exceptional needs may be served up to age 21. A key component of the programs is parental choice. This allows enrolled families to choose the child care setting that meets the specific needs of the family. Funding is provided through a combination of federal, state, and local agencies. When funding allows, SFCS will open enrollment to new families based on our Solano Eligibility List (SEL). This list is different from a waiting list in that we pull based on eligibility and need; not time on this list. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that a family will receive assistance through a subsidized child care program. Exceptions families who are currently receiving Cash Aid or who have been on Cash Aid in the last two years, and who meet the income guidelines and have a need for child care. Families must submit an application to place their name on the Solano Eligibility List (SEL) for the child care program(s) that best meet the needs of their family. Families do not automatically receive subsidized child care by submitting the application.

If you are currently receiving or have received TANF/Cash Aid within the past 24 months,
you may be eligible for CalWORKs child care services.

Call the Intake Clerical Assistant at (707) 864-4654 for more information.

Solano Eligibility List (SEL)

  • The Solano Eligibility List determines which families should be served first.
  • The family is ranked by gross family income, family size, and other needs. Income is verified prior to enrollment.
  • Children receiving CPS, or children at risk of being neglected or abused are given priority.
  • If a child lives with a guardian/foster parent only the child’s income is used to determine the family’s rank.

Subsidy Income Requirements

View and download the current family size/income levels for eligibility. There are other situations besides income that could make you eligible- the application will help determine if you are eligible.

Effective: July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025

*Social Security Number Not Required

OR use the link below to print and complete the application, then send it to the address listed on the application.

SEL English – Application.PDF
SEL Spanish – Application.PDF

For questions or to update your application, call the SEL Clerical Assistant at 707-864-4640.

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