Child Care Subsidies for Separated Parents

This memorandum provides an overview of legal provisions that govern calculation and verification of income, and determination of the child care provider reimbursement rate, as they relate to separated or divorced parents. These provisions apply to all child development programs administered by the California Department of Education (“CDE”), including alternative payment programs and “Title 5” child care facilities under direct contract with CDE.

Is child support counted as income?

Do I have to prove that the other parent does not pay child support?

How is the amount of reimbursement paid to the provider calculated?

Read the answers to these questions and more below.

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