1-800-526-1555
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509 W. Weber Ave., Suite 104, Stockton 95203
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Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 5 pm
For Resources dial 2-1-1 or visit 211sj.org
1-800-526-1555
·
509 W. Weber Ave., Suite 104, Stockton 95203
·
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 5 pm
For Resources dial 2-1-1 or visit 211sj.org

Paying for Care

Quality child care can be found in a variety of settings, there are many options to fit your needs. Here’s what you need to know.

Concerned with child care costs? Help is available.

Financial assistance to cover all or part of the cost of preschool/child care is offered for qualifying families. Eligibility is based on income level and family size, and immigration status is not part of the application. Funding is limited; applying does not automatically guarantee services.

Centralized Eligibility List (CEL)

Family Resource & Referral Center maintains a list of families waiting for subsidized child care and preschool programs in San Joaquin County. There are several participating programs throughout San Joaquin County that use CEL for enrollment.

The Alternative Payment Program (APP) or Voucher Program (VP) also provide assistance for eligible families to select their own child care provider. In this program, Family Resource & Referral Center pays the cost of child care up to the regional market rate ceilings allowed by our funders. Parents may have a co-payment if they select a provider that charges more than Family Resource & Referral Center can pay.

To Apply

Contact Family Resource & Referral Center’s team at (209) 948-1553 for an application, or complete an online application and return it to Family Resource & Referral Center.

Enrolled Families

Parents who are enrolled in Family Resource & Referral Center’s programs and services are connected with an individual case worker who will confirm need and eligibility, discuss child care needs and answer any additional questions you may have about our preschool and subsidized child care programs.

Did you know you may be eligible* to receive child care for the following activities?

  • Working
  • Looking for work
  • In school or job training
  • Homeless or seeking permanent housing
  • Medically incapacitated
  • Receiving Child Protective Services (CPS) or At-Risk referral
  • Participating in Welfare-to-Work Activities (select programs only)

Additionally, as an enrolled parent, you have free access to Family Resource & Referral Center’s Resource Center.

*participation in any of the listed activities does not automatically deem eligibility for the APP program. Eligibity is based on need and assessment.

Community Care Licensing

Information on licensed care facility citations, complaints and inspection. Oliver’s Law: Parents have the right to receive information regarding any substantiated or inconclusive complaint about any child care provider. That information is public and can be acquired by contacting Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766 or by visiting their website.

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