THE 2022-23 Resource Directories and Provider Workshop booklets are Here! - You can find them in our Local Publications page. (on-line web version will be ready soon!)

CALAVERAS CHILDREN'S FAIR IS BACK! - Saturday, 10/22/2022. See the information in our events page.



Finding Child Care - Family, Friend, or Neighbor Care - Grandparents Respite Program - Get Help Paying for Child Care - Early Learning Library

HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE


Getting Started - Program Specifics

Getting Started


The Resource Connection is proud to offer financial assistance programs to Amador and Calaveras County residents. These programs are designed to help income-eligible families cover the expenses associated with childcare services. Funding is provided through a combination of federal, state and local agencies. When funding allows, The Resource Connection will open enrollment to new families based on our Childcare Eligibility List (CEL).


Childcare Eligibility List (CEL)


  • The Childcare Eligibility List determines which families should be served first
  • The family is ranked by gross family income, family size and other needs. Income is verified prior to enrollment
  • Children receiving CPS, or children at risk of being neglected or abused are given priority
  • If a child lives with a guardian/foster parent only the child's income is used to determine the family's rank

To be placed on our Childcare Eligibility List, please use our on-line application-


==> CEL Application - Amador County


==> CEL Application - Calaveras County


Live in another county? Click here to locate assistance there.


Subsidy Income Requirements


Below are the family size/income levels for qualification. There are other situations besides income that could qualify you - the application will help determine if you qualify.


Family Size Makes less than a month Makes less than a year Family Size Makes less than a month Makes less than a year
1-2 $6,008 $72,095 7 $10,720 $128,641
3 $6,842 $82,102 8 $10,958 $131,499
4 $7,941 $95,289 9 $11,196 $134,358
5 $9,211 $110,536 10 $11,435 $137,216
6 $10,482 $125,782 11 $11,673 $140,075

(as of 7/1/2022)