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Needing Help Paying for Child Care

Paying for child care can be difficult as you look for a job, go to work or go to school to prepare for work. If you are a low income parent 4C Council offers seven different subsidized child care programs to help pay, fully or partially, for the cost of child care. To be able to benefit from these programs, parents must meet specific requirements depending on each program.

The largest program is CalWORKs Stage 2. If you answer "yes" to all of the questions below, you may be eligible for this program.

  • Are you a current CalWORKs cash grant recipient or have you received the grant within the last 24 months?
  • Are both you and any other adult living in the home working, seeking employment, or enrolled in a vocational training program?
  • Does your family's monthly income fall within these amounts?
  • Do you have a CalWORKs Letter of Discontinuance or a Notice of Action of CalWORKs Discontinuance?

Family Size 1-2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Maximum Gross Monthly Income $5,343 $5,802 $6,719 $7,794 $8,869 $9,070 $9,272 $9,473 9,675 9,876 10,078
  • If your answer is YES to all of the above:

    click here. You will be directed to another page where you can enter your information. You will be asked to upload the CalWORKs Letter of Discontinuance or Notice of Action of CalWORKs Discontinuance. A 4C Council staff will contact you to schedule an enrollment appointment.

    You may also contact one of our CalWORKs Enrollment Coordinators at 408-487-0623.

  • If your answer is NO to any of the above questions:

    click here to get listed on the 4C Centralized Eligibility List (CEL), your first step to becoming eligible for other subsidized child care programs.

    You can also contact one of our 4C CEL representatives at 1-408-487-0749.


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