2023 Summer Childcare

The County’s Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program will begin accepting applications for 2023, starting April 1, 2023!

The Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is designed to assist County employees with some of the costs of summer childcare expenses for school aged children. Under this reimbursement program, you pick the summer childcare arrangement, enroll your child in the program and pay for the cost. You then submit an original receipt for your predetermined reimbursement. View the Guidelines under "Related Pages" below, or click here.

Who is Eligible to Apply for this Benefit?

Permanent Employees working 20 or more hours per week in the following bargaining units are eligible to apply for this program:

  • BU 01: Public Services
  • BU 02: Traders, Crafts & Services Unit
  • BU 05: Supervisory Unit
  • BU 11: Confidential
  • BU 13: Clerical Unit

Program Details

This program provides reimbursement for some of the cost of childcare for children up to the age of 14 that have completed kindergarten through children age 14 who have completed the 8th grade.

  • Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023
  • Reimbursement period is June 8, 2023 - August 31, 2023*
    • If funds remain, the reimbursement period may be extended on a month-by-month basis beyond August 2023, but not to exceed December 31, 2023.
    • *Reimbursement period begins June 1, 2023 for children in the Coast Unified School District

Families with gross earnings last calendar year of $125,000 or less are eligible to apply for the reimbursement program.  A copy of your most recent Federal tax return and W-2 form will be requested.

Please be advised that childcare reimbursements, along with any other employer provided dependent care assistance are reportable to the IRS. Any childcare reimbursements issued by SLOCEA totaling $600 or more will generate a Federal Tax Form 1099 reportable to the IRS.

How to Apply

SLOCEA administers this program for all applicants. Applications are available here. A complete application form must be submitted to SLOCEA by June 30, 2023. Once your application has been approved, you can submit the claim form under Related Pages, or click here to download



Contact SLOCEA at (805) 543-2021 or email [email protected]


2023 Summer Childcare Guidelines
2023 Application and Instructions Summer Childcare
2023 Claim Form and Instructions Summer Childcare