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Subsidized Child Care Program

HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE

The Subsidized Child Care Program may be able to help you pay for child care.  We administer early learning and care programs that help low-income families and at-risk children who meet at least one of several Need and Eligibility criteria.  The goal of these programs is to promote the health, growth, education, and care of children while their parents work, look for work, go to school, etc.

Parental Choice
SFCS does not provide direct child care.  Care must be done by eligible Child Care Centers, Licensed Child Care Homes, or License-Exempt/TrustLined Providers.  It is up to parents to choose the child care provider who will best meet their needs.  Full or partial reimbursements for care are made directly to the provider.

Age Eligibility
Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age.  Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.

Program Eligibility
Our staff will help you determine which program you may be eligible for.

Each program has strict eligibility guidelines, and all families must qualify under those guidelines to receive services.

CalWORKs Child Care Program

The CalWORKs program serves current and former CalWORKs Cash Aid Recipients.

California Alternative Payment Program

We also administer the California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP) for low-income and at-risk families in Solano County who do not qualify for the CalWORKs programs.

Families must apply for services through the Solano Eligibility List (SEL), which is also maintained by SFCS.

Solano Eligibility List (SEL)
The SEL is a database (waiting list) of families who need help paying for child care in Solano County.

Families are ranked on the SEL by eligibility factors (income, family size, and need for child care).

When our CAPP program has an opening, the SEL is used to identify the most eligible family and the opening is offered to that family.

Apply online at http://solano.thecel.net

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

SEL English – Application
SEL Spanish – Application

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

SFCS offers additional Child Care Programs that have specific eligibility criteria which is determined by the funding source as listed below.

Emergency Child Care Bridge Program
Foster Parents or Guardians who have a Solano County child placed in their care by Child Welfare Services (CWS), may be eligible for early learning and care services through the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, as well as children of parenting foster youth, including non-minor dependents. Contact the CWS Worker to request child care services. When the CWS Worker sends a Child Care Bridge Referral, we will contact you to start the enrollment process.

Eligibility
Children from Solano County

  • Residing with parenting foster youth, including non-minor dependents.
  • Under 13 years old, who are placed with a relative or non-related extended family member.
  • Under 7 years old placed in a foster home.

Funding Source
California Department of Social Services

Workforce Development Board (WDB) Program
If the parent is currently in a training program approved through the Workforce Development Board of Solano County, the family may be eligible for early learning and care services. Contact your WDB Coordinator to request child care services. When the WBD Coordinator sends us a Child Care Referral, we will contact you to start the enrollment process.

Eligibility
Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age. Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.

Funding Source
Workforce Development Board

Child Care Substance Abuse Program
Parents who are receiving services for outpatient recovery treatment through Solano County Substance Use Services, may be eligible for early learning and care services.  Contact Solano County Substance Use Program to request child care services. When we receive a child care referral, we will contact you to start the enrollment process.

Need
Outpatient Treatment

Eligibility
Recipient of Solano County Substance Use Program.

Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age. Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.

Funding Source
Solano County Department of Substance Use Services

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.