This section of the website is designed for Early Care and Education programs that receive OECE funding.

Resources

Early Learning Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions for FCCs: English, Spanish, Chinese

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 (September 6, 2017 version)

Early Learning Scholarship and Preschool For All Operating Guidelines SPANISH (September 6, 2017 version)

Early Learning Scholarship and Preschool For All Operating Guidelines CHINESE (September 6, 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

Data Acknowledgement Form: English, Spanish Chinese

All ELS programs 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 Voucher and Reserved: English, Spanish, Chinese

Family Agreement Form for Children supported by ELS Gap on Title 5: English, Spanish, Chinese

Family Agreement Form for Children supported by ELS Gap on Head Start/Early Head Start: English, Spanish, Chinese (coming soon)

Family Agreement Form for Children support by Preschool for All Tuition Credit: English, Spanish, Chinese

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.

Other Forms:

ELS Bridge Application Form: English (Spanish and Chinese coming soon). This is a form for ELS programs to complete for a family who is losing state or federal funding for their ECE program, and would like to apply for OECE funding.

Other Resources:

Increase your chances of serving ELS Voucher children by reporting your vacancies:
Click HERE to report your vacancies to SF3C. This data will be used to help ELS Voucher families identify ELS programs with openings.

SF3C – SF Child Care Connections: Centralized Waiting List

Individualized Child Care Subsidy Program (aka “SF Pilot”)

SF Pilot Program Handbook (April 20, 2017 version) Note: This is for providers who receive California Department of Education Funding

For SF Pilot Eligibility and Enrollment Forms click HERE

 

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