The 4C Centralized Eligibility List (4C CEL) is access to free or low cost child care and preschool programs in Santa Clara County.
The 4C Council operates a countywide list of income-eligible families that need child care financial assistance. This is a free service that connects families to over 170 child care locations that receive funding from the California Department of Education to help low-to moderate-income families in their area.
To add your name to 4C CEL, print out and complete a 4C CEL application in the language of your choice, then send it to 4Cs at:
Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County
150 River Oaks Parkway, Suite F-1
San Jose, CA 95134
Applicants should update their status on 4C CEL every three months by calling 408-487-0749. Due to the high demand for subsidized child care in Santa Clara county, there is no guarantee that everyone who applies will receive assistance.
Or, instead of printing and mailing your application, you may fill out the 4C CEL application questions below and submit them online. Please fill out ALL fields; if a field does not apply to you, please type N/A for that field.