Childcare & Preschool Services
Program & eligibility requirements

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General Child Care Services

The General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR) is a State-funded program that provides
subsidy to eligible toddlers. Families must meet the eligibility and need criteria set forth below in order
to receive the program services. In addition, the child must live in the State of California while services
are being received. Proof of residency will be required. A person identified as “homeless” is exempt
from this requirement and shall submit a declaration of intent to reside in California.

Eligibility shall be established by one of the following:
  1. Family is a current aid recipient
  2. Family is income-eligible
  3. Family is homeless
  4. Family has children who are recipients of protective services, or whose children have been identified as being abused, neglected, or exploited, or at risk of being abused, neglected or exploited.
Need shall be established by 1 or 2 below.
  1. The child is identified by a legal, medical, or social services agency, a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youth as:
    • A recipient of child protective services;
    • Being neglected, abused, exploited, or is at risk of neglect, abuse, exploitation
    • Being homeless
  2. The parents are:
    • Employed
    • Seeking employment
    • Engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade, para-profession or profession
    • Engaged in an educational program for English language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate.
    • Seeking permanent housing for family stability.
    • Incapacitated

Parents will be asked to submit documents to establish the age of the child, family size, residency, child
health, eligibility and need. This will include birth certificate, vaccination record, proof of address, proof
of income (i.e. DPSS cash aid, pay stubs, child support, business income, etc.), employment verification,
self-certifications or declarations, verification of incapacitation, referral letter, proof of enrollment or
proof of homelessness among others.

LBCC CDCs follow the enrollment guidelines set forth in the Family Handbook. A waitlist of families is
maintained for those applying for State subsidy. The number of subsidized slots is determined based on
the availability of funds. Priority is given to children who are recipients of child protective services or
children who are identified as being abused, neglected or exploited or at risk of being abused, neglected
or exploited. Next priority will be based on the family gross income and family size ranking.

State Preschool Program

The California State Preschool Program (CSPP) is a State-funded program that provides subsidy to
eligible children who will turn 3 or 4 years old on or before December 1 of the fiscal year they are being
served. Families applying for full day care must meet the eligibility and need criteria set forth below in
order to receive the program services. For part-day program, the family must only meet one of the
eligibility criteria. In addition, the child must live in the State of California while services are being
received. Proof of residency will be required. A person identified as “homeless” is exempt from this
requirement and shall submit a declaration of intent to reside in California.

Eligibility shall be established by one of the following:
  1. Family is a current aid recipient
  2. Family is income-eligible
  3. Family is homeless
  4. Family has children who are recipients of protective services, or whose children have been

identified as being abused, neglected, or exploited, or at risk of being abused, neglected or
exploited.

Need shall be established by one of the following:
  1. The child is identified by a legal, medical, or social services agency, a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths as:
    • A recipient of child protective services;
    • Being neglected, abused, exploited, or is at risk of neglect, abuse, exploitation,
    • Being homeless
  2. The parents are:
    • Employed
    • Seeking employment
    • Engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade, para-profession or profession
    • Engaged in an educational program for English language learners or to attain a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate.
    • Seeking permanent housing for family stability.
    • Incapacitated

Parents will be asked to submit documents to establish the age of the child, family size, residency, child
health, eligibility, and need. This will include birth certificate, vaccination record, proof of address, proof
of income (i.e. DPSS cash aid, pay stubs, child support, business income, etc.), employment verification,
self-certifications or declarations, verification of incapacitation, referral letter, proof of enrollment or
proof of homelessness among others.

LBCC CDCs follow the enrollment guidelines set forth in the Family Handbook. A waitlist of families is
maintained for those applying for State subsidy. The number of subsidized slots is determined based on
the availability of funding. Priority is given to children who are recipients of child protective services or
children who are identified as being abused, neglected or exploited, or at risk of being abused, neglected
or exploited. The next priority will be based on the age of the child and the family’s gross income and family size ranking.

Income Ceiling Schedule
Waiting List Application