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Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

Assembly Bill 97 (Chapter 14 of the Statues of 2017), which was signed into law on June 27, 2017, maintained the previous Regional Market Rate ceilings through December 31, 2017. Effective January 1, 2018 the new Regional Market Rate ceilings for licensed providers are established at the 75th percentile of the 2016 Regional Market Rate survey or the Regional Market Rate ceilings as they existed on December 31, 2017, whichever is greater. The license-exempt child care providers continues to be 70 percent of the family child care home ceiling.

To view the current Reimbursement Ceilings select the January 1, 2018 effective date.

To view the previous Reimbursement Ceilings select the January 1, 2017 effective date.

Select the County and view the appropriate Regional Market Rate Ceilings.


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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