Child Care Administration

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Child Care

Finding subsidized child care

The State of California has some programs that provide child care for some families with limited financial resources. To be eligible for child care services, a family must be participating in CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work activities or have limited income. The Stage 1 child care program is administered through the County of San Diego, and all other programs are administered by other local agencies.

CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work participants can get subsidized child care through a voucher program. If you are in Welfare-to-Work now, you can talk to your case manager.

If you are not in Welfare-to-Work, there are also some state-funded programs for low-income workers. All State-funded programs use the same eligibility list. To sign up for all the programs at once, visit the Centralized Eligibility List or call 800-521-0560.