Merced County Office of Education

 A.C.C.E.S.S. Child Care Subsidy Programs

​​​Welcome to A.C.C.E.S.S. Child Care Subsidy Programs!

AP Payment Program Operations Supervisor
Family Specialists Merced Office

Family Specialists Los Banos Office


Phone: (209) 381-6790
Address: 1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341
Fax: (209) 381-6758

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:

  • A.C.C.E.S.S. - Merced Office
    1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341
    (209) 381-6790
    (209) 381-6799 FAX
  • A.C.C.E.S.S. – Los Banos Office
    663 I Street, Suite B, Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 827-5694
    (209) 827-5693 FAX

​For those who do not qualify for the CalWorks program fill out the Eligibility List Application