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Day Care

  • Search online to Find Day Care centers and facilities in California for children and adults.
  • The CalWORKs Child Care program helps a family transition from immediate, short-term child care needs (as a parent starts work or work activities) to the stable, long-term child care necessary for the family to leave (and remain off) aid.
  • The Cal-Learn program assists teen parents receiving California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs). The Cal-Learn program helps pregnant and parenting teens attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent. Payments for necessary child care are included.
  • Trustline is a powerful resource if you want to hire a nanny or license-exempt child care provider.
  • How to Get a License to Provide Day Care to Children and Adults