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Parental Access



All families are encouraged to contact Pomona Unified School District’s Resource & Referral Program. Families can obtain valuable child development information to promote informed child care choices, community resources, and referrals to various child development programs available to children such as subsidized preschool programs, certificated programs (also known as Alternative Payment Programs), and other private licensed centers or family child care homes. 

  • Subsidized child care programs and certificate programs are based on family eligibility, specific income levels, family size, need for services and available funding. Subsidized child care services are not guaranteed. Initial and continued use of child care services is not an entitlement but is related to available funds and certified eligibility. 
  •  Child care certificate programs permit parents to choose from a variety of child care settings including Center-Based care, family child care homes, and exempt from licensing individuals with limitations. 
  • CalWORKs families or families participating in the GAIN program will be screened for child care services eligibility upon contacting a PUSD representative to ensure compliance. 


  1. Providers whose purpose is to prepare children for success in school:
  •  These Programs include state-funded early education programs, Head Start and Early Head Start programs or other school readiness programs. 
  • These programs also meet licensing’s health and safety standards. 
  • They employ trained teachers and use effective, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies that are monitored by their funding agency. 
  • Nutrition services for children are also provided. 
  • These programs can operate both full-day and part-day, serve preschoolers, infants, toddlers, and include after school programs for school-age children.
  • Examples of other programs are: State Preschool (CSPP), CCTR, and Cal-Safe. 
  1. Providers that comply with health and safety requirements:
  • These programs are licensed and monitored by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CCL) to ensure health and safety requirements. 
  • Some of these programs may also contain an educational component. 
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to evaluate and consider the value of the educational services provided to the children in their care. 
  • Examples of providers can include licensed child care centers and family child care homes. 
  • Examples of programs can include subsidized programs such as CalWORKs, Stage I, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Alternative Payment. 
  1. Providers who are considered exempt from licensing:
  • There are a variety of providers who are considered exempt from licensing including: some relative caregivers, some school districts, some after school programs and others. 
  • Some license-exempt caregivers may need to register with TrustLine and complete a Health and Safety Self-Verification. 
  • Licensed-exempt providers may be utilized because of the flexibility they provide the parent, a family environment with the same values and culture as the parent, and or the ability to accommodate non-blended care. 

The use of two or more programs to meet parent’s needs. Parents will need to meet the need and eligibility criteria and follow the rules and regulations of both programs.

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