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Hiring Bonuses

Increase certified providers and more access to care, especially in our most rural communities. 

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The Child Care Hiring Bonus offers an incentive to employees who joined the child care workforce starting in 2023. This funding seeks to increase certified providers and more access to care, especially in our most rural communities. 

Providers Retention Bonus

Child Care Hiring Bonus 

The child care hiring bonus is open to new employees of licensed childcare facilities who began their position on or after January 1, 2023. Employees must work a minimum of 12 hours per week providing direct care to children. The bonus amounts are as follows: $500 to employees working 12-29 hours per week and $1,000 to employees working 30 or more hours per week. Employees will be eligible for the bonus after they have completed 90 days of employment. Please have new employees fill out the attached application to begin the process. Once we have processed the application, we will send a request for a W9 to the employee at their provided email address. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Newly employed in a licensed childcare facility on or after Jan 1, 2023

  • Employee will be eligible after completing 90 days of employment

  • Work a minimum of 12 hours/week directly with children



  • Full-time (30+ hours) - $1,000 

  • Half-time (12-29 hours) - $500 


Required Documents

  • Completed Application completed by the employee

  • Employment Attestation completed by the supervisor

  • W-9

Steps to Apply


  • Written or typed applications will be accepted. 

  • If you have any questions or challenges with the application, please reach out to Jade at



  • Email the completed application to with a subject line Child Care Hiring Bonus  Program 

  • Or mail a physical copy to 707 K St. Eureka, CA 95501, c/o Jade Hoff

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