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Alternative Payment Program

Alternative Payment Program

Providers: All Alternative Payment Program Attendance Records are now accepted electronically.

Three easy steps!

  1. Download the Mobile App: English | Spanish 
  2. Provider will enter the in & out times on their smart phone, iPad or computer.
  3. Parents will sign electronically after Provider Approval.

After step 3, the Attendance Record gets automatically sent to CRR to process. This will also allow you to access your Explanation of Payment and much more!

For more help:

Register for training – English
Every Monday 1 pm or Wednesday 6 pm
Register for training - Spanish 
Every Monday 6 pm or Wednesday 1 pm
Licensed Centers or License Exempt Schools:
After working with KinderCare, Learning Care Group, we found it is more effective to do one on one training with individual programs than a large group. We are now offering a one-on-one training session for licensed center or schools, program director can schedule training with our trainer here:
Schedule Online Attendance & Invoice Submission Training.

About Alternative Payment Program 

Working families often struggle to make ends meet and, for many families, child care is out of reach because of the cost. CRR offers several financial assistance options, or subsidy, programs to qualifying families on a non-discriminatory basis.
The main subsidy programs that CRR administers are funded through the California Department of Social Services. We offer programs and services to eligible families without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability. Information pertaining to families served is confidential and will be used for program administration purposes only.

How Subsidized Child Care Works

  • A family applies to CRR for a subsidized child care payment program.
  • If the family qualifies, they complete the enrollment process.
  • The family chooses a child care provider.
  • CRR reimburses the provider on behalf of the family.
  • Be aware that the requested rate provided may not be the rate that is reimbursed.


    - Funded by the State of CA
    - Reimburses the child care costs
    - A “need” must be identified such as; work, school, job seeking or another approved activity identified in the California Education Code.

    Application Forms

    CalWORKs: STAGE 2 & STAGE 3

    - APP Stage 2 begins when the parent’s employment and child care arrangements are “stable”. 
    - Families may remain in Stage 2 for 24 months after they stop receiving CalWORKs cash assistance.

    Application Forms

    Download APP flyer

    Funded by the California Department of Social Services Child Care and Development Division and through local grants.
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