Help Paying for Child Care

Children’s Council offers a variety of financial assistance programs to partially or completely cover the costs of care for children from birth until age 13. Eligibility is based on family size and income. Families may be eligible regardless of immigration status. Child care options vary depending on the type of financial assistance for which you qualify. 

Learn more about how much child care costs in San Francisco in our Online Help Center.

For a full range of articles about financial assistance options for child care, visit our Online Help Center.

For important financial forms and documents, please see our menu below.

Income Requirements for most State and Local Subsidies

Typically, depending on your gross monthly income, you would be required you to pay a portion of your child care subsidy; this is called a family fee. 

However, the State of California has waived family fees for child care from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Any fees already paid by parents for the month of July will be reimbursed by their child care provider

Apply for Financial Assistance

Take the first step to see if you qualify for financial assistance for early child care and education: click here to apply. Families will be contacted as child care spaces become available.

Children’s Council is here to help! Please contact our counselors to learn more: