Subsidized child care available in El Dorado County |

Subsidized child care available in El Dorado County

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Families needing help paying for child care may qualify from one of a number of free or low-cost subsidized child-care programs offered throughout El Dorado County. Eligibility is based on need for service, family size and income.

The Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) connects income-eligible families to all subsidized child-care and development programs, including state preschool, general child-care funded centers and alternative payment programs through one list.

After completing the application, families that are eligible will be added to the CEL and have an increased opportunity to find subsidized child care.

Currently, the CEL-participating agencies offering state preschool are enrolling for the school year starting in the fall, and children need to be 3 to 5 years old. For more information, (530) 541-5848.