Over Income

Eligibility Results

Your family's gross income level exceeds the State maximum level for any available subsidized childcare programs at this time.  However, if you contact the Child Development Resource Center (CDRC) at 831.466.5820 a representative will be able to refer you to child care providers who are legally licensed or legally license- exempt.   The referral services from the Santa Cruz Child Care Referral Program are provided free of charge.

Choosing child care is one of the most crucial decisions a parent has to make.  Therefore, the most important questions a parent can ask himself/herself are:  "Will my child receive an adequate attention?  Will he/she receive love?"  There are many types of child care which may be good only if they provide warmth, safety, supervision and individual attention to a child's needs.  There are centers and family child care centers and in-home child care home services, but which is the best for your child?  Only you will know the answer.

Options for parents simply means that they have the right as well as the responsibility of choosing the child care with which they will feel comfortable and meet their children's needs.  The services of the Santa Cruz Child Care Resource and Referral Program are offered to all persons without regard to race, sex, gender, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, physically handicap or mental condition, age, marital status, domestic partnership or sexual orientation including persons with HIV/AIDS.

Working to Meet the Childcare Needs in Our Communities, the Santa Cruz Child Care Resource and Referral Program services the areas of:



Los Gatos 
(Santa Cruz County
 portion Only)

(Santa Cruz County 
portion Only)


Mt. Hermon

Ben Lomond


Santa Cruz

Bonny Doon


Scotts Valley

Boulder Creek




La Selva Beach


Based on the above information, click here if you live in Santa Cruz County

The referral line is open from Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

To contact CDRC call (831) 466-5820
or contact them through their website (click below)

CDRC is located at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education:  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cuz, CA   95060

We strongly recommend that you exercise your right and responsibility to review a potential childcare provider's licensing history to obtain information on complaints or violations before placing your child in care. 

Click Here
to visit the CDRC website