Emergency Child Care Services

ATTENTION

ESSENTIAL WORKERS

& AT-RISK POPULATIONS!

We Have Funding!!

Emergency Child Care services are immediately available for

Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations.

The enrollment window is now through June 30, 2021. 

Do not miss out on this opportunity

Downloadable application is available on this website

Click here to download the application.

Submit your application one of the following ways:
1. Mail: 5090 N. West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
2. Email: info@ssifresno.org
3. Fax: (559) 230-2051, or
4. Drop Box: Located inside the entrance of the building

(Click here to get directions! )

Check link below to see if you are an Essential Worker:
https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

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Application Status Update as of June 18th, 2021

Applications for Emergency Child Care Services are being submitted daily.

Below is an update on the processing of applications received thus far:

Please Read Status Update Information Below 

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  • 1. Applications are being processed by date order.

    We are processing applications received on June 14, 2021.

  • 2. The family size is determined by adding together the number of adults and children in the home.

  • 3. Adjusted monthly income is the gross income minus child support payments paid out by a parent, not the net income.

  • 4. Your signature on the application is a self-certification of your income. Please do not submit income verification with your Emergency Child Care Services application.

  • 5. To be eligible for Emergency Child Care Services, you must be working in one of the Employment Sectors listed on the application or requesting services for a child who may be at-risk.

  • 6. Unlike the Emergency Child Care funding offered in May 2020, families applying for Emergency Child Care funding in May 2021 and June 2021, must be income eligible. To assist families in determining their income eligibility the California Department of Education Income Ceilings have been added to the website for your review.  (Click here to download Income Ceilings)

  • 7. Per Assembly Bill 82, families with two parents are required to submit ONE application per adult.

  • 8. Please only submit ONE application and not the same application multiple times (i.e. mail and email). Multiple applications for the same person slows down processing.

  • 9. To expediate processing of your application, please have your child care provider information ready. We are unable to establish services without a child care provider.

    a) Child Care Provider Types and Requirements:

        • Licensed Day Care Center
        • Licensed Family Day Care Home
        • Relative – Licensed Exempt Provider (the child/ren’s maternal/paternal grandparent, aunt or uncle)
              1. Must be eighteen years old or older
              2. Cannot work or attend school (vocational training programs included)
              3. This includes individuals who may be working from home or taking online courses.
              4. Care must take place in the provider’s home
              5. Parent and provider cannot reside together
              6. Provider must submit current proof of residence
              7. Provider must have a valid California Driver’s License or California Identification Card and Social Security Card

    b) Need help locating a child care provider? Contact F.I.N.D Care, the child care provider referral service, (559) 456-8195.

  • 10. Last day to submit applications is June 30, 2021.

    Applications that are “pending” will remain active until June 30, 2021.

Parental Choice

As a parental choice program, Supportive Services, Inc. child care subsidy program believes parents are best able to choose and evaluate child care for their own children. Our goal is to assist parents in finding a wide range of services available by referring them to our local resource and referral agency, Central Valley Children’s Services Network, at (559) 456-1100.

Supportive Services, Inc. cannot guarantee the quality of providers selected by parents and encourages them to carefully interview and check references before leaving a child in care. However, the agency also reserves the right to remove/deny any provider from the Alternative Payment Program for failure to adhere to the Supportive Services, Inc. program policies and procedures and/or noncompliance with the CDE, ELCD, and Title 5 Regulations.

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Child Custody/Visitation

Supportive Services, Inc. cannot pay for child care services for a child(ren) when he/she is in the court ordered custody of the other parent.

Parents who do not have a court order on file must notify the agency one month in advance of the child’s visitation with the other parent.

If a parent does not notify the agency in advance of the child’s visit with the other parent, a Notice of Action will be issued stating that due to the frequent and/or unpredictable unscheduled visits with the other parent; Supportive Services, Inc. will only pay for child care based on the child’s actual attendance. This may result in a copayment being charged to the parent by the provider for the difference.

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