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Student Parent Resources

Contained below are student parent resources and services that can help support a student parent's path to their degree.  Some of these programs and services are housed here at Sonoma State and some are from our surrounding community, state or federal governments.  Learn More about the rights of students who are pregnant, parenting, or nursing (including lactation accommodation).

On-Campus Resources

AS Children's School: The Children's School is a program of Sonoma State University Associated Students that provides high quality early childhood education services to children of SSU students, staff, and faculty families. Learn more about the Children's School.

CalFresh: Nutrition program that provides eligible households and individuals with a monthly allowance for groceries. Eligible students may be able to receive food expenses of $150 or more. Learn more about our CalFresh resources and schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for benefits.

Lobo's Pantry: On campus food pantry, located in the Zinfandel housing village, that provides free access to food and hygiene supplies every week. Learn more about Lobo's Pantry.

Priority Registration: More information to come soon.

Off-Campus Resources

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC): If you work and have low income, you may qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). This credit gives you a refund or reduces your tax owed. Filing your state tax return is required to claim this credit.Learn more about CalEITC.

The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) :  If you qualify for CalEITC (see above) and have a child under the age of 6, you may also qualify for a refundable tax credit of up to $1000 through the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC)! If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund. Learn more about YCTC.

The California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Program that helps families across the state by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health care and other community services. Learn more about WIC.

Sonoma County Community Child Care Council: 501c5 nonprofit resource for families, care providers and the community at large. The Community Child Care Council (4Cs) has been working since 1972 to ensure every child in Sonoma County has the care and early education they need. Learn more about the Sonoma County Community Child Care Council.