Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator

Initial Enrollments or Recertification

Effective July 1, 2022, at initial certification or at recertification, a family will be considered income eligible if that family’s adjusted monthly income is at or below 85 percent of the SMI, adjusted for family size. At initial certification or at recertification, contractors will determine a family’s initial income eligibility, as directed in CHILD CARE BULLETIN (CCB) NO. 22-14.

CDSS CCDD Contractors will determine a family fee for the following CCDD contract types.

  • Alternative Payment Programs (CAPP), including Migrant Alternative Payment Programs (CMAP)
  • Migrant Child Care and Development Programs (CMIG)
  • General Child Care and Development Programs (CCTR)
  • Family Child Care Home Education Networks (CFCC)
  • Child Care and Development Services for Children with Special Needs (CHAN)
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stages One, Two (C2AP), and Three (C3AP)
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children

Note: Family Fee Calculator for 2023-24 fiscal year is effective 10/1/2023.

Fiscal Year
Family Size
Monthly Income ($)
  • Please contact your Program Quality Implementation Consultant if you have questions about how fees are calculated, a list of the PQI Consultants is listed here: Program Quality and Improvement Branch (PQIB)
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