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Child Care Subsidy Programs


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Do you qualify for subsidized child care? Fill out the MCOE Eligibility List Application for new and returning families. 

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​Welcome to Child Care Subsidy Programs!

A.C.C.E.S.S. is the program established by Merced County Office of Education to administer State and Federal supported child care programs. The central purpose of the child care subsidy programs (CalWORKs Stages 1, 2 & 3 and Alternative Payments/Block Grants) is to provide subsidized child care and education services to eligible parents in order to assist them in achieving their self-sufficiency goals. Child care is provided according to the need and eligibility of the parent. Parents choose the type of care and the provider of care. Parents may choose licensed care in centers or family child care homes, “exempt” care by eligible relatives, and care that includes religious instruction (in Federally funded programs only).

Information and services available at the following locations:

  • Child Care Subsidy Programs - Merced Office

    1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341
    (209) 381-6790
    (209) 381-6799 FAX
  • Child Care Subsidy Programs – Los Banos Office
    110 West G St., Suite C, Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 827-5694
    (209) 827-5693 FAX

All Parent fees are waived from 1 July 2021 through 30 September 2023.  No parent fees are due during this period.
Thank you for using our online resource for payment processing.  

All Parent fees will resume 1 October 2023. 
You can click the "Submit Payment" button below in order to access online payment processing. 

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