Tehama County Childcare Application

The Eligibility Wait List (EWL) is the wait list for the Tehama County Alternative Payment 

CCRE Subsidized Child Care Alternative Payment Program (0-13 years)

The Alternative Payment Program administered by the Child Care Referral and Education is a parental choice program that serves children ages 0-13 years for parents while they work, job search or are in training. Eligibility is determined according to need, the size of your family and gross monthly income. Families may choose from a variety of child care settings: child care centers, after school programs, licensed family child care homes, a friend, family member or a neighbor (license exempt).  If you are interested in applying for services, please complete a childcare waitlist online application. 

Income Guidelines:

Family size







Monthly Gross Income

$5,540 $6,157 $7,069 $8,199 $9,330 $9,542

If you are interested in applying for services online, please complete a childcare waitlist application.  You may also download a printable childcare application in English or Spanish.  Please submit applications by email, dropbox at 409 Walnut Street, or fax (530)529-6631.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office at (530)529-3131.