The budget act of 2017 (Assembly Bill 99, Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017) amended California Education Code (EC) sections 8263 and 8263.1, among other sections which resulted in the revision to State Median Income and the need to revise the Family Fee Schedule.
In accordance with existing EC, families will continue to be assessed a flat monthly fee based on hours of care certified for the month, income and family size. Families with a certified need of less than 130 hours per month will be assessed a flat part-time fee while a certified need of 130 hours or more per month will be assessed a flat full-time fee.
Due to the change in the Family Fee Schedule, parents will be informed if their family fee has changed through a Notice of Action. The current fees will be outlined on the Notice of Action with an effective date of July 1, 2018. Providers will also be informed of any changes through a Notice of Communication effective July 1, 2018.
Provider, if you already collected the old Family Fee amount for July 2018, you must issue a credit or refund to the parent. This is to be handled between the parent and the provider. CDR will not be involved in this process.
In addition, parents no longer need to report changes within 5 days. Parents will remain eligible for Child Care services until their recertification date. During this period parents can voluntarily report changes to reduce their family fee and/or increase or decrease their Child Care services. However, parents must report within 5 days where their income exceeds 85% of the State Median Income threshold.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact your subsidized Parent Services Specialist.
Subsidized Child Care Program