The Tulare County Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) is a one-stop system that allows low-income families to apply for assistance to pay for all or part of their child care needs. One application will place families on the CEL and the information will be available to participating subsidized child care and education programs in Tulare County. Parents do not need to visit or call each program to be added to their eligibility list.
The CEL is administered by the Tulare County Office of Education Connections for Quality Care program.
What Types of Services Are Available?
There are a variety of programs with participating agencies throughout Tulare County, including:
Which Agencies Participate in the CEL?
Who is Eligible?
Families must meet eligibility requirements based on income and family size that are established by the California Department of Education Early Education and Support Division. Most, but not all, programs require families to meet at least one of the following needs:
Agencies interested in using the CEL should contact Connections for Quality Care at CEL@cc.tcoe.org or call (559) 651-3026 or toll-free (800) 675-3026 for a log-in and password.