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.
4Cs Income Ceiling & Tuition Rates
Childcare Eligibility List (CEL)
4Cs maintains a list of families waiting for subsidized child care and preschool programs in Sonoma County. There are several participating programs throughout Sonoma County that use CEL for enrollment.
There are other subsidized programs that may be able to assist you. Not all subsidized services use CEL for their enrollment. For a list of other subsidized services in Sonoma County click here.
The Parental Choice Alternative Payment Program (APP) or Voucher Program (VP) also provide assistance for eligible families to select their own child care provider. In these programs, 4Cs pays the cost of child care up to the market rate ceilings allowed by our funders. Parents may have a co-payment if they select a provider that charges more than 4Cs can pay.
Parents who are enrolled in 4Cs programs and services are connected with an individual Case Manager who will confirm 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?
- 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)
- Attending 4Cs part-day educational preschool
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.