Some California families qualify to receive financial assistance from the government to help pay for their child care. Your local child care R&R can tell you if you qualify.
For more information about help paying for your child care, contact your local R&R.
Call us on our toll-free Consumer Education line at 1.800.KIDS.793 or use our online R&R directory to locate the R&R nearest you.
Child Care Payment Programs
California offers several options to assist income-eligible families pay for child care.
Alternative Payment Programs (AP) are funded through the California Department of Education. Other funding is available through Welfare Departments in each county. These funds originate from the California Department of Social Services.
To locate the child care payment programs in each county, contact the local child care resource and referral program.
To find the R&R that serves each community call 1-800-KIDS-793 or use our Find Child Care map.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information for the 2010 Tax Year
The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network and Parent Voices are working together with the National Women’s Law Center to promote tax credits for working families. These tax credits can provide tremendous benefits to working families by helping them to make ends meet. Often times work is not enough to lift some families out of poverty. The federal tax refunds, such as the federal Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit, help working families pay for housing, food, eduacation, debt reduction and the opportunity to save and increase their assets. It helps lift children and families out of poverty and puts money back into our local economy. For more information you can download these flyers:
- 2010 Tax Credit Outreach (in English)
- 2010 Tax Credit Outreach (in Spanish)
- 2010 Tax Credit Outreach (in Chinese)
- 2010 Tax Credit Outreach (in Vietnamese)
Know Your Rights At Work
Click here to view 6 important California laws that allow you to take time to nurture your child.