Financial assistance for child care
- Child care centers;
- Family child care homes;
- Family, friend, or neighbor.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO APPLY
How do I apply for child care financial assistance?
How long is the waiting period after I apply?
What must I do after I apply?
How will I know if funding is available for my admission priority criteria?
What will I need to complete my application?
How soon will I receive a response after I provide the proper documentation and information?
IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
What are the income limits?
What is considered a “need” for child care services?
What is the age requirement for my children?
What type of child care is required for financial assistance?
What if I do not currently have a child care provider?
Will the provider I choose be considered an employee of Options for Learning, and will the child care financial assistance be considered income?
No. All providers must complete documentation, including a W-9, and will be issued a 1099 NEC (non-employee IRS form) for reimbursements issued on your behalf.
What are the limits for child care payments?
Will I have a shared cost if I qualify?
How long is financial assistance offered if I qualify?
- Up to 15 referrals (average is three to 10) will be given based on the child care information entered.
- Referrals are generated randomly by the database.
- Please be advised that our program provides referrals, not recommendations.
- Child care referrals within our service area will be provided: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, El Monte, La Canada, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Monrovia, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City, and Whittier.