Children and Family Services | Children's Services Unit Eligibility List (EL)
The Riverside County Office of Education, Children’s Services Unit maintains the CSU Eligibility List (EL). Programs that receive state funding through the California Department of Education (CDE) are required to maintain and utilize an EL to fill vacancies in their subsidized child care & development and state preschool programs. The CSU EL is a listing of the families in Riverside County who are interested in receiving subsidized child care and development services through a CSU program.
Getting on the CSU EL
Interested families may contact (800) 442-4927 to request an EL application. The EL application may also be downloaded from this Web site: CSU Eligibility List Application (English), CSU Eligibility List Application (Spanish). Once an application has been completed and returned, it will be entered into the EL database. The EL automatically ranks families according to their eligibility per CDE regulations. This is not a standard ranking but a weighted ranking, so there may be hundreds of families at rank 1, rank 2, and so on.
Time spent on the EL
The amount of time a family spends on the EL is dependent upon the availability of funding CSU receives from CDE. Once funding is available, CSU will pull families in ranking order, so that the most eligible families, at that time, are contacted first.
Keeping Information Current
It is vital that families keep all the information on the EL current. Changes in address, phone number, job status or location, income and/or family size must be reported to CSU. This keeps families active in the EL database with the most accurate information. Families are required to update their EL application information every six months in order to remain active on the EL. Applications that are not updated timely will become inactive.
Sharon Baskett, Director