Child Care Services
For more information on child care, please call (559) 600-3713
We understand that participants may need more than just training and job counseling to successfully participate in Welfare-to-Work. We can help arrange and pay for childcare.
The CalWORKs Child Care program has three stages:
This stage provides child care for families receiving cash aid, and who need child care to participate in a Welfare-To-Work activity (which includes employment).
This stage will begin once a job has stabilized, or when the case is being discontinued from cash assistance, and the family still has a need for child care assistance in order to be self-reliant. The family can remain in Stage Two for up to two years after cash aid ends. Stage Two childcare requires a referral to a local Alternative Payment Provider (APP).
This stage will be administered by other subsidized child care programs, including APP's, state preschool programs, childcare centers funded by the State, etc. Placement will depend on availability of funding. Once placed in a Stage Three child care slot, the family may continue receiving benefits until they are no longer eligible for subsidized child care (when the family's income is greater than the 70% of the State median income or the children are over age 12).