CalWORKs Child Care Program helps eligible families pay for monthly child care as they move through their Welfare-to-Work activities towards employment and self-sufficiency.
You have the ability to choose the type of child care you think is best for your children. There are many options which include: A relative, friend, family child care provider, some recreational programs and licensed child care centers.
In Santa Cruz County, the child care program is available for CalWORKs children through age 12, exceptional needs, and severely disabled children through age 18. For children ages 11 and 12, use of an after-school program for child care is preferred.
If you are no longer on CalWORKs Cash Aid, your income level must be verified and you will need to meet other requirements.