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Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

Senate Bill 852, which was signed into law on June 20, 2014, maintains the current Regional Market Rate ceilings at the 85th percentile of the 2005 Regional Market Rate Survey and the licensed-exempt child care provider ceilings at 60 percent of the Family Child Care Home ceilings through December 31, 2014.

Beginning January 1, 2015, Senate Bill 852 requires the California Department of Education to implement ceilings at the 85th percentile of the 2009 Regional Market Rate Survey reduced by 13 percent. If a calculated ceiling is less than the ceiling provided before January 1, 2015, then the ceiling from the 2005 Regional Market Survey will be used. The licensed-exempt child care provider ceilings will be 60 percent of the Family Child Care Home ceilings.

The new ceilings will be made available to child development contractors in advance of the January 1, 2015, implementation date.

Choose the county where child care is provided.  If child care is provided outside of California, choose the county of the child's residence.

For Child Care Centers Only

For a five-year old child enrolled in kindergarten:
  • Use the 2 through 5 Years category when the child is in a program/classroom that is licensed as a preschool program, or
  • Use the School Age category when the child is in a program/classroom that is licensed as a school-age program.

Questions:   Elena Fong | efong@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6560

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