Subsidized Child Care
Subsidized Child Care provides safe, quality, appropriate child care services to CalWORKs families and other low-income families who meet state income and eligibility requirements.
Subsidized child care is a three-stage system. The goal is to provide a seamless transition between these three stages:
- Stage One subsidized child care is ensures that child care assistance is available to every Welfare-to-Work participant with a child under the age of 13.
- CalWORKs families move to Stage Two subsidized child care once their work or work activity has stabilized, and it continues for up to 24 months after discontinuance of CalWORKs.
- Stage Three subsidized child care begins once the 24-month Stage Two limit is reached, as long as there is a funded space and the family meets eligibility and income requirements.
How can I receive services? CalWORKs recipients should contact their Welfare-to-Work Case Manager for information about Stage One subsidized child care. Information about Stage Two and Three care can be obtained from Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County.