Child Care Payment Assistance at CCCCThe payment assistance program at CCCC is called the California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP). This program is often referred to as a child care subsidy program. CCCC subsidy programs receive a limited amount of funding each year from the California Department of Education to serve low-income families who meet the appropriate eligibility and need criteria.
Alternative payment programs in California are parental choice programs. Generally, parents are free to choose the child care provider that best meets the needs of their child. The types of child care options that parents may choose from are: a licensed preschool/child care center, a licensed family child care provider or a license-exempt provider like a friend or family member.
Who is eligible for CCCC payment assistance?
To receive subsidized child care and development services, families must meet eligibility and need criteria and be able to show that they live and/or work in Kern County. The family income and family size determines eligibility (see chart). Need is established when parents are employed, seeking employment, attending an accredited vocational institution, or job training. Children between newborn through 12 years of age are eligible for subsidized services. As funds become available in the subsidy programs families are selected from an eligibility list.
To get a CCCC eligibility list application call 661-861-5200 or download an application (en Espanol) CCCC is still accepting the CEL application for the CCCC eligibility list- call or come in to get a copy, or apply online.
The Community Connection for Child Care Eligibility List is a list of
parents who are waiting for assistance through the Alternative Payment program
for subsidized child care or preschool services funded by California State
Department of Education Child Development Division.
- Always keep your application updated.
- Make sure CCCC has a current phone number and mailing address where a parent/guardian can be reached or where a message can be left.
- DO NOT DEPEND ON CALLER
Submitting an application does not guarantee that families will receive
child care or preschool services.
All program spaces or certificated services are contingent on funding.
Download our fact sheet of tips and frequently asked questions about the CCCC Eligibility List
Specialized Circumstances for Child Care Assistance
Child care subsidies may be available if one parent has a medical or psychiatric incapacitation verified by a legally qualified professional, or if the family is determined homeless. Children identified at risk by Child Protective Services are also eligible for child care and development services. For more information about services in these circumstances call Grace at 661-861-5225.
For more detailed information about CCCC subsidy programs refer to the CCCC Parent/Provider Handbook.