• San Luis Obispo County Employees' Association
  • 1035 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


The Summer Childcare Reimbursement Program is available to employees in the Confidential, Trades & Crafts, Public Services, Clerical and Supervisory bargaining units. This reimbursement program is funded by the County of San Luis Obispo and administered through the San Luis Obispo County Employees’ Association (SLOCEA). The Association’s Summer Childcare Reimbursement Committee (SCRC) is responsible for administering the program on behalf of the Association. The program is intended to assist County employees with summer childcare expenses for children five years old who have completed kindergarten through age 14 who have completed eighth grade. Requests for children over 14 years old with special needs will be considered on an individual basis when funds exist.

Due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, for the 2020 calendar year, SCRC has expanded eligibility criteria to include children under 5 and extended the reimbursement period to March 19-September 30, 2020. In addition, SCRC has expanded the reimbursable expenses to include qualified educational tutoring services. Qualified Tutors are persons or professional services that are licensed through the California Commission on Teaching Credentials, or the National or County equivalents thereof. If funds remain, the reimbursement period may be extended on a month-by-month basis beyond August, but not to exceed December 31, 2020. The deadline for applications is also extended to August 31, 2020.


  1. County employee must be in the Confidential, Trades & Crafts, Public Services, Clerical or Supervisory bargaining unit.
  2. Permanent employees working at least 20 hours a week.
  3. Eligible employees are: Parents or legal guardians of children 5 years of age who have completed kindergarten through age 14, who have completed the 8th grade and are receiving childcare that enables the employee to work for the County. In addition, special requests or needs for children over 14 years old will be considered on an individual basis when funds exist. **2020 COVID-19 conditions expand this qualification to include children under 5 years old and expand reimbursable expenses to include educational tutoring services.
  4. Family gross earnings last calendar year did not exceed $79,950. However, if you feel you may qualify due to recent changes in your financial situation, you are encouraged to apply. (Your most recent federal tax return and W2 form will be requested)
If you meet the above qualifications, complete and return a Summer Childcare Reimbursement application to SLOCEA, labeled “Confidential Summer Childcare.” You may use either inter-County mail or the US Mail to: SLOCEA, 1035 Walnut Street SLO, CA 93401.


The normal May 1st DEADLINE for submittal of a completed Summer Childcare Reimbursement application has been extended for 2020, due to COVID-19 conditions, to September 30, 2020. Applications must be delivered to SLOCEA’s business office located at 1035 Walnut Street in San Luis Obispo. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list.

PLEASE NOTE: The reimbursement amounts will vary depending on family needs and available reimbursement funds. Reimbursements are to be used for your choice of summer childcare (and/or tutoring services); however, the program will not reimburse childcare/tutoring expenses provided by family members.

All information submitting under this program will be kept strictly confidential.
For additional information, contact SLOCEA Administrative Assistant. Sasha Del Giorgio, at 543-2021, or email her at sdelgiorgio@slocea.org.

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