CCC's Family Financial Picture Questionnaire (FFPQ)

CCC's Family Financial Picture Questionnaire (FFPQ)

In 2022, the CCC community first voted to revamp our tuition structure to make Children's Community Center accessible to a wider range of Bay Area families. As part of the revamp, this "family finance picture" asks you to reflect and share about your household's income, debt, and savings, as well as your access to resources like housing, healthcare, public assistance, and family/friend support. We invite you to use these questions as an opportunity for reflection and discussion. If you are unsure which answer to select, please choose the answer you feel is the best fit for your overall financial picture.

After answering these questions, you will decide which tuition "bucket" your family lands in i.e. what amount of tuition you will pay for the 2024-2025 school year. We know that questions like these can sometimes bring up feelings of discomfort, embarrassment, guilt and shame, particularly for any of us who were taught to believe that frank conversations about class and money are taboo. As we strive to make CCC more reflective of the diversity and dynamism of the Bay Area, we ask you to embrace this discomfort. We see this change as an important step in putting CCC's values into practice, and look forward to being in the practice–and the learning–together!

Please select answers based on your anticipated financial picture for the 24-25 school year. We recommend using gross income but please use your best judgement.

0 1 2 3 4 or more
How many wage earners are in your household?
2 3 4 5 6 or more
How many people do these wages support (including yourselves)?

Being part of a co-op asks us all to invest many forms of resources into this school: our time, love, labor, and attention, in addition to money. Many of these resources enrich the community without necessarily expanding it. As you consider which of these “buckets” is most appropriate for your family, please bear in mind that our tuition payments are the most direct way to make CCC accessible to a wider range of Bay Area families.