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Alternative Payment

Alternative Payment

We offer child care subsidies for children through 12 years of age or up to 21 with exceptional needs. We make full or partial payment to qualified families whose income does not exceed the State Median Income Level (see below) and who have a need for child care.

Reasons for needing child care:

  • Employment
  • Vocational training
  • Seeking employment
  • Seeking housing
  • Incapacitated
  • Child Protective Services
  • Referred by a legally qualified professional
  • Participating in CalWORKs

State Median Income Level

Family Size

Maximum
Monthly Income

1 or 2 $3,283
3 $3,518
4 $3,908
5 $4,534
6 $5,159
7 $5,276
8 $5,394
9 $5,511
10 $5,628
11 $5,745
12 $5,863

Alternative Payment is funded through the California Department of Education, Child Development Division.

Proof of residency in San Diego County is required for all children enrolled with Alternative Payment.