Funding from many sources enable Chico Community Children’s Center to bring services to low income and at risk families and children in our community.
California Department of Education’s Child Care and Development Programs. Approximately 90% of our funding comes from this program.
We have been hard hit by the State Budget Impasses the last few years, requiring us to scrabbling to secure bank loans involving thousands of dollars in extra bank fees to keep our center operating. At the same time our health insurance program costs have increased approximately 20% a year for catastrophic coverage. An 11 percent decrease in State funds means we will not be able to provide any health coverage for our employees this coming year.