OCDE helps subsidize child care costs for eligible families

Did you know the Orange County Department of Education can help you pay for child care?

OCDE’s Family Support Services subsidizes child care costs for eligible families using funds allocated through the state’s Alternative Payment Program. The department has contracts with scores of local providers, including day care facilities, center programs, school districts and private homes.

Teacher with preschoolers

“Many families who are struggling with the high cost of child care simply don’t know that this program exists,” said OCDE’s Debbie Troehler, an administrator for Early Learning, Expanded Learning and Family Support Services. “But help is available to parents who need high-quality day care so they can work, find employment or attend school or job-training programs.”

Eligibility for subsidized child care is determined by income level and family size. A breakdown of the maximum monthly and annual incomes is below.

For more information, contact OCDE’s Family Support Services at 714-708-3861, or email childcareassistance@ocde.us.

FAMILY SIZE MONTHLY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
1 to 2 $5,343 $64,116
3 $5,802 $69,624
4 $6,719 $80,628
5 $7,794 $93,528
6 $8,869 $106,428