CALIFORNIA ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT PROGRAM (CAPP)
The California Alternative Payment Program provides subsidized child care services for low to moderate income families. Parents must be working, enrolled in training towards a vocational goal, physically or mentally incapacitated (as verified by a doctor), seeking employment.
CALWORKS STAGE I, II and III
KCAO CalWorks (Stages I, II and III) is a parental choice subsidized childcare program that serves children 0-13 years. Parents may use any licensed or non-licensed provider in Kings County based on the specific needs of their child and according to program regulations. Providers must clear fingerprinting and background check. The head of the household enrolled in Stage II must be currently receiving or have received a CalWorks cash grant within the last 24 months preceding their enrollment. In addition to a CalWorks grant, the parent must have a need for child care and the family must be income eligible. Needs for childcare include: employment, seeking employment, training towards a vocational goal or a physical or mental incapacity. Families must be referred through Department of Human Services CalWorks and meet need and eligibility requirements.
KINGS COUNTY CHILD CARE ELIGIBILITY LIST
The Kings County Child Care Eligibility List is a countywide list of families that are eligible to receive subsidized child care services and preschool enrichment programs. When there are openings in Alternative Payment or center based subsidized child care programs, families in need are contacted from the eligibility list for potential enrollment.