Shasta County Childcare Application

The Eligibility Wait List (EWL) is the wait list for the Shasta County Office of Education (SCOE) Alternative Payment and Part Day Preschool programs.

Alternative Payment Program (0-13 years)

The Alternative Payment Program administered by the Early Childhood Services division of Shasta County Office of 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).

PART DAY California State Preschool Program (3 and 4 year olds)

The California State Preschool Program is a part day (3-3.5 hour, Monday-Friday) program established to provide an enriched environment at an early age to benefit children’s cognitive, physical, emotional and social development. Programs offered to children age 3 to 4 years, who are not eligible for kindergarten. Child must be 3yrs by September 1st of current school year. Locations: Alta Mesa, Anderson Heights, Bella Vista, Bonny View, Buckeye, Columbia, Cypress, Grand Oaks, Juniper, Lassen View, Mistletoe, Mountain Union, North Cottonwood, Oak Run, Prairie, Shasta College, Shasta Meadows and Tree of Life Charter Preschool.

Family Size                                         1-2                         3                           4                          5                           6                            7                           

Monthly Gross Income

$4,173 $4,502 $5,256 $6,098 $6,939 $7,096.00

Yearly Income

$50,076 $54,024 $63,072 $73,176 $83,268 $85,152


You can complete and submit the below application electronically.
Allow 2-4 weeks for your application to be processed.
If you have any questions contact Judy @ 530-225-2999.


Click HERE for a printable application that can be submitted by fax to 530-225-2977, email: or turned in at 43 Hilltop Drive.