Financial Assistance for Parents

Listed below is a variety of child care financial assistance resources for parents offered both through UC Davis and local community organizations.

UC Davis Financial Aid: 

  1. The Student Parent Child Care Grant (housed here in WorkLife) is processed through the Financial Aid office.
  2. Students attending a UC who have dependent children under the age of 18, and are receiving more than half of their support from you, may be eligible to receive an access award of up to $6,000 at from the California Student Aid Commission.
  3. The Financial Aid Office offers loans to help student who have dependent children and related child care expenses through an Alternative Budget Request. This request increases the student's budget to cover additional family expense. The increased budget will be met by loan if eligible. Applicants who are married, or with dependent children age 18 and under, should submit an Alternative Budget Request Form. The form is available online for undergraduate or graduate students. Professional Students should contact their respective Financial Aid Office.

Professional School Financial Aid

Financial Assistance for Students

CCAMPIS child care program offers free or discounted child care spots at the nationally accredited, on campus Early Childhood Laboratory (ECL) and individualized support and mentorship for student parents through the TRC.  The program is funded by a federal grant from the US Department of Education awarded to the ECL and TRC; participation is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Financial Assistance for Employees

Visit UC Net for programs and resources 

Additional Local Funding Resources:

Yolo County Child Care Subsidy Program

Children's Home Society of California

There is a priority for children who have open Child Welfare cases or are at risk of abuse or neglect. All other families are enrolled based on income and family size. Parents must be employed, in school, seeking employment, homeless, or referred by a health professional as medically incapacitated to be eligible for the program. In addition, families must live, work, or use care in Yolo County.

Davis Joint Unified School District Free Pre-school Program

The DJUSD California State Preschool Program services are available to income-eligible families who reside in Yolo County.  Free to income qualified families!

Davis Joint Unified School District Expanded Childcare Program

The DJUSD Expanded Learning Opportunity Program provides funding for after school and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten (TK) though sixth grade. DJUSD, in partnership with the Davis Kids Klub (DKK), is pleased to bring this expanded childcare programming to all eight of our elementary school campuses.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Grant Sacramento North Chapter

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women in school who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.


Child Action, Inc. 

Families on CalWORKs will need to work with their Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services worker and Child Action Inc.

  • Address: 9812 Old Winery Place, Suite 21, Sacramento, CA 95827
  • Phone: 916-369-0191

The Salvation Army Little Lambs Early Care and Education Program 

Offers free or low cost tuition, full-day and year round preschool for 3-5 year old children. The program is state funded and offers highly qualified teachers with BA degrees. Nutritious, healthy meals included.

  • Address: 2550 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817