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Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

The new Regional Market Rate Ceilings are now available.

Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 11 of the Statutes of 2015), which was signed into law on June 24, 2015, maintained the previous Regional Market Rate ceilings through September 30, 2015. Beginning October 1, 2015, per the Budget Act of 2015 the California Department of Education will increase the Regional Market Rate ceilings by 4.5 percent. The licensed-exempt child care provider ceilings will increase to 65 percent of the new Family Child Care Home ceilings.

To view the new Reimbursement Ceilings select the October 1, 2015 effective date.

To view the previous Reimbursement Ceilings select the January 1, 2015 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 | | 916-324-6560

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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