Community Resources for Children maintains the “Childcare Eligibility List” (or CEL) for subsidized child care programs in Napa County. The CEL is available to families in need of child care for children ages 0-12, or in special circumstances, the child care needs of children over the age of 13 who have certain documented special needs such as a physical or a behavioral disability. By signing up on the CEL, you allow multiple subsidized programs in Napa County to access your information when they have openings in their programs. This will improve your chances of obtaining financial assistance with your child care costs.
Due to funding limitations and tremendous need, there is no guarantee of financial assistance. However, the first step in receiving help paying for child care is to submit a CEL application. After you submit an application, remember to update your CEL information at least every 3 months or if there are any changes in address, phone number, income, or family size. These changes may affect your eligibility so keep your CEL application current.
Once your application has been submitted you will only be contacted by a child care program when and if they have funding available to enroll new children.
If you have questions about your application, give us a call at (707) 253-0376 x113.
NOTE: Parents who have been discontinued from cash aid within the last 24 months may be eligible for immediate enrollment. If you believe this applies to you, please call Community Resources for Children. at (707) 253-0376 x113.