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RMR Alameda County 2017 -2018

Because early educators and families across Alameda County came together, Governor Brown signed into law the largest new investment in recent history to early care and education that promises to grow over the next four years to an additional $527 million. This new funding will be used to increase family child care provider pay rates and for more subsidized spaces for low income children!

Check out the new rates below!

The Regional Market Rate (RMR) ceilings are the maximum amount child care providers can be reimbursed from the state for subsidized child care.

It applies to the CalWORKs Stage One child care program administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), and the CalWORKs Stages Two and Three and other voucher based child care programs administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).

CURRENT RMR CEILINGS

Effective January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017 the RMR ceilings are the greater of either:

  • the 75 percentile of the 2014 RMR survey for that region or
  • the RMR ceiling for that region as it existed on December 31, 2016.

Additionally, commencing January 1, 2017, the reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers increases from a cap of 65 percent to 70 percent of the family child care home ceiling.

Child Care Centers for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time WeeklyPart-time WeeklyPart-time Monthly
Birth to 24 Months$97.82$424.81$1,606.26$16.74$324.24$1,078.40
2 through 5 Years$70.03$348.88$1,131.44$13.62$272.22$751.50
School Age$56.12$237.24$802.87$11.76$142.42$491.93

Family Child Care Homes for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time WeeklyPart-time WeeklyPart-time Monthly
Birth to 24 Months$59.01$252.27$1,011.79$12.04$197.95$798.64
2 through 5 Years$55.99$236.34$968.83$11.03$202.37$737.75
School Age$45.36$177.22$705.22$10.39$157.32$573.10

TrustLined/Relative for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time Hourly
Birth to 24 Months$41.31$176.59$708.25$3.92
2 through 5 Years$39.19$165.44$678.18$3.68
School Age$31.75$124.30$493.65$2.76

CHANGING RMR CEILINGS

Commencing January 1, 2018 and until December 31, 2018, the RMR ceiling shall be established at either:

  • the greater of the 75 percentile of the 2016 RMR survey for that region or
  • the RMR rate ceiling as it existed in that region on December 31, 2017.

The reimbursement to license-exempt child care providers remains the same — not to exceed 70 percent of the family child care home ceiling.

Child Care Centers for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time WeeklyPart-time WeeklyPart-time Monthly
Birth to 24 Months$114.06$424.81$1,882.39$19.16$324.24$1,204.87
2 through 5 Years$81.64$348.88$1,363.26$14.80$272.22$838.26
School Age$61.74$248.92$959.23$11.98$148.90$521.54

Family Child Care Homes for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time WeeklyPart-time WeeklyPart-time Monthly
Birth to 24 Months$72.20$304.42$1,250.79$14.83$222.09$872.64
2 through 5 Years$67.19$296.30$1,202.71$14.12$205.66$778.38
School Age$53.49$229.40$905.50$11.03$157.32$586.40

TrustLined/Relative for Alameda County: Maximum Reimbursement

Age GroupFull-time DailyFull-time WeeklyFull-time MonthlyPart-time Hourly
Birth to 24 Months$50.54$213.10$875.55$4.74
2 through 5 Years$47.03$207.41$841.90$4.61
School Age$37.44$160.58$633.85$3.57