Helping Families and
Businesses Thrive

Everyday Families Struggle to Pay for Child Care

Child care can be expensive. As much as you want to help families struggling to pay their fees, you also need to protect your business and the bottom line.

CDA’s Alternative Payment Program

CDA’s Alternative Payment Program allows low income families the chance to access high-quality child care they can’t normally afford while you get to grow your business. Developed through the California Department of Education, this subsidized program is available for child care support from birth through twelve years of age.

Reliable Payments

Receive accurate and timely child care payments

Personalized Support

Full-time staff to ensure success for you and your families

Simple Enrollment

Make quality, affordable child care a reality for working families

We’ll Take Care of Family Payments, So You Can Focus on What You Do Best

CDA’s Alternative Payment Program is designed to help you help families. Any eligible family can request you as their provider. And it couldn’t be any simpler. We ensure the child care reimbursements go straight to your bank account, avoiding late payments and awkward conversations. Once you enroll your business in the program, care for the family can begin and CDA will reimburse you on behalf of the parents.

Here's How It Works

Step 1
Family applies for CDA’s Alternative Payment program

Upon eligibility approval, they complete the enrollment process

Step 2
Family chooses a child care provider

That’s you!

Step 3
You sign up with CDA

Our friendly team members will ensure signing up is easy and simple

Step 4
Child Care Begins

The child begins care at your facility

Step 5
You Invoice CDA

You provide a copy of the child’s attendance record to invoice CDA

Step 6
Reimbursement

CDA reimburses you monthly on the parent’s behalf

CDA Makes Providers Happy

“I would like to take this time to state how well organized and helpful I feel the process was for me to qualify as a provider there at the Bonita Office. The staff there seems very knowledgeable about the process and what to do. The attitude and patience was very noticeable as well. They were all very nice, patient and no unnecessary attitudes that I observe. I feel very comfortable coming in for assistance or calling for help. Thank you so much for your professionalism!”

– Alternative Payment Provider

Want To Reach More Parents?

Take advantage of the easiest way to help your community and strengthen your business. Get involved by asking families in need if they’ve heard of us and direct them to our website to find out more. By participating in CDA’s Alternative Payment Program, you can assure eligible families receive quality care without risking your bottom line.

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