This section of the website is designed for Early Care and Education providers who receive OECE funding.
For Information on the July 19 NOFA listening/feedback session please click HERE
OECE Operating Guidelines
The Operating Guidelines describe policies and procedures of the ELS-PFA funding programs such as payments, reporting, programmatic requirements etc.
Early Learning Scholarship and Preschool For All Operating Guidelines ENGLISH (June 27, 2017 version)
Early Learning Scholarship and Preschool For All Operating Guidelines SPANISH (June 27, 2017 version)
Early Learning Scholarship and Preschool For All Operating Guidelines Chinese (June 27, 2017 version)
ELS Family Fee Schedule
Families qualified for Early Learning Scholarships must pay the Family Fee based on their income and family size, according to the ELS Family Fee Schedule. Families pay the Family Fee directly to their provider and that amount is deducted from the payment that OECE makes to the provider. If there is more than one child in the family, the Family Fee will be applied to the child with the largest amount of approved child care hours/need. Click HERE for the Family Fee Schedule
OECE Required Forms for Parents/Guardians
All ELS providers must obtain a completed Data Acknowledgement form for each participating child. For Providers with only Preschool for All funding from OECE, only parents/guardians of PFA-funded children need to complete the form.
Family Agreement Form for Children supported by ELS Gap on Head Start/Early Head Start: English, Spanish, Chinese (coming soon)
Parent/guardian of each OECE-funded child must complete the appropriate family agreement form depending on the type of funding supporting the child. If you have questions about which form to use for each child, please contact your OECE point of contact.
Individualized Child Care Subsidy Program Handbook for the Counties of San Mateo and San Francisco (April 20, 2017 version) Note: This is for providers who receive California Department of Education Funding
OECE Logo Kit :
- Click here to download a large size logo
- Click here to download a medium size logo
- Click here to download a small size logo