The CalWORKs Stage One Child Care program helps eligible families pay for immediate, quality and affordable child care as they move through their Welfare-to-Work (WTW) activities towards employment and self-sufficiency.
CalWORKs Stage One Child Care subsidy is available for CalWORKs children through age 12, and exceptional needs or severely disabled children up to age 18
Parents have the ability to choose any public or private licensed, or license exempt child care program that best fits their family’s needs. Eligible providers may include: A relative, friend, neighbor, family child care provider, before or after school program, some recreational programs, and licensed child care centers.
There are three different stages of CalWORKs Child Care: