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Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

Assembly Bill 131 (Chapter 116 of the Statues of 2021), which was signed into law on July 23, 2021, maintained the previous Regional Market Rate ceilings through December 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022 the new Regional Market Rate ceilings for licensed providers are established at the 75th percentile of the 2018 Regional Market Rate survey or the Regional Market Rate ceilings as they existed on December 31, 2021, whichever is greater. Also commencing January 1, 2022, reimbursement to licensed exempt care shall be 70% of the commensurate Family Child Care Home Rate.

To view the Reimbursement Ceilings effective January 1, 2022, select the January 1, 2022 effective date.

To view the Reimbursement Ceilings effective January 1, 2018 select the January 1, 2018 effective date.

Select the County where child care is provided to view the appropriate Regional Market Rate Ceilings. If child care is provided outside of California, choose the county of the child’s residence.


Note for Child Care Centers

For a five-year old child enrolled in kindergarten:
  • Use the 2 through 5 Years category when the child is in a program/classroom that is licensed as a preschool program, or
  • Use the School Age category when the child is in a program/classroom that is licensed as a school-age program.

For questions please contact ChildDevelopmentFiscal@dss.ca.gov

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