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For Families



The Early Education department provides child care programs, resources and parent engagement opportunities for families across Merced County. 

Child Care Programs

The purpose of the Child Care Subsidy program is to provide  child care and education services to eligible parents.

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Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

UPK is a statewide expansion of early education to meet the needs of children and their families. 

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Child Care Resources and Referral

Find important child care resources and referral information for families with young children.

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Parent Engagement

Connect with parents and guardians from across Merced County and participate in valuable workshops at the Parent Institute. 

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