Status Report on Implementation of County Centralized Eligibility Lists (CEL) - 2010
As per the 2009 Budget Act (Item 6110-196-0001, Provision 11, Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009), the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to provide a status report on the implementation of Centralized Eligibility Lists (CELs) in each county that includes, but is not limited to, the cost of implementation and operation, and the number of children and families on the list for each county.
In accordance with the Budget Act of 2009, the 2010 Status Report on the Implementation of County Centralized Eligibility Lists (PDF) provides data on the number of children and families waiting for subsidized care in each county and provides county expenditure data. As noted in the report, on June 30, 2010, there were 131,885 families and 187,516 children waiting for subsidized care.
- 100,438 (76 percent) families reported that they needed subsidized care because they were working.
- 31,926 (24 percent) families reported that they were looking for part day California State Preschool services.
- 124,419 (66 percent) children were between the ages of zero to five.
- 133,841 (71 percent) children needed full-time care.
You can find this report on the CDE Centralized Eligibility List Legislative Reports Web page. If you need a copy of this report, please contact the Early Education and Support Division by phone at 916-322-6233.