COVID-19 temporary waiver of family child care fees

Effective April 1, 2020 for April, May, and June, 2020, all family fees for California Department of Education child care programs are waived.  Contractors must suspend collecting any family fees as of April 1, 2020 and must notify families that fees for April, May and June are waived.  Alternative Payment contractors that require providers to collect family fees directly must direct providers to suspend collecting these fees.

Contractors that are continuing to certify or recertify while family fees are waived shall continue to calculate the appropriate family fee and state the fee on the Notice of Action.  The Notice must also state that the fee is waived for April, May and June.

For families that have a delinquent family fee plan, contractors shall place the plan on hold for April, May and June.  Families must not be terminated because of outstanding fees owed during this time.  Delinquent family fee plans will resume in July, 2020.  Family fees waived for April, May and June shall not be included in the delinquent fee plan.  (Management Bulletin 20-05, March, 2020.)