Child Care Assistance

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.


Kings County Child Care Eligibility List (CEL)

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.

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.

Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

CCIP offers specialized training and technical assistance to providers that are interested in becoming providers or to providers in the process of becoming licensed. Licensed providers may be eligible to participate in training if applicable. The CCIP workshops are designed to assist the potential small business owner (licensed home facility) to learn all aspects of business ownership. Classes are designed based upon guidelines from the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education.

Resource & Referral Provider Referrals (R&R)

Kings Community Action Organization’s (KCAO) Resource and Referral (R&R) Program helps parents find quality child care, provides information about state licensing, gives information on childcare subsidy programs and provides technical assistance to child care providers.  Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions a family will ever make, therefore, R & R helps to tailor childcare to the family’s individual needs.

Oliver’s Law AB633 (Benoit) - 2006:

Parents have the right to receive information regarding any substantiated or inconclusive complaint about any child care provider. That information is public and can be acquired by calling Community Care Licensing at 1-844-538-8766.

Please click on the following link to access child care facility information from Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) website: http://ccld.ca.gov/PG3581.htm

Choosing a Child Care Provider

La Eleccion de un Proveedor de Cuidado Infantil


Community Resource Center

The Community Resource Center provides a variety of resource materials, supplies, digital picture printing, posters, flyers, invitations, decorations and items for the classroom, party or other special events. Laminating, book binding, construction paper, die cuts and other  equipment for educators, family child care providers, students, law enforcement, faith-based and civic organizations, local government agencies, families and parents are available.

Toy Lending Library

The Child Care Resource and Referral (R&R) loans toys, books and instructional videos to licensed child care providers. The lending library is also equipped with materials for child care providers to use in their home or daycare facilities. Staff is available to instruct providers on how to incorporate toys and materials into the children’s lesson plans.

Child And Adult  Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served to small groups of children receiving nonresidential day care in private homes that are licensed, registered, or approved to provide family child care.

Health and safety standards, training, and monitoring make CACFP an important component of quality child care, especially in family day care homes.

 

TrustLine

TrustLine is California’s registry of in-home child care providers, tutors, in-home counselors, and child care staff at Ancillary Child Care Centers who have passed a background screening. Child care providers who are not required to be licensed in California (baby-sitters, nannies, etc.) and who are providing child care to parents receiving a governmental child care subsidy are required by law to register with TrustLine. All caregivers listed with TrustLine have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice. This means they have no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California.

 TrustLine is administered by the California Department of Social Services and the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network. To learn more about the TrustLine Registry visit www.trustline.org.

To check if a provider is registered with TrustLine, call 1-800-822-8490.


 

KETTLEMAN CITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

75 Fifth Street
Kettleman City, Ca 93239
(559) 386-1693

The Kettleman City Family Resource Center (FRC) connects to children and families with existing services by making them available to families in their own community.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays - Thursdays 9:00am-3:30pm

 

FAMILY SERVICES

  • Monthly calendars with Scheduled Events
  • Copies, Faxes, Computer Lab
  • Phone Call Assistance
  • Translation/Application Assistance
  • Parent Education Classes                                                             
  • Behavioral Health Counseling Services
  • WIC Mobile Unit
  • Clothing Distribution
  • Family Activities
  • Senior Luncheons
  • Emergency Food/Clothing
  • Recreation Hall Rentals
  • Food Distributions
    • USDA 3rd Thursday of the Month 3:00pm-5:00pm Kettleman Residence Only
    • Community Food Bank 3rd Monday of the Month 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Drought Food Assistance Program (DFAP) to be Announced
  • Utility/Weatherization Assistance
  • Resources/Referrals

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES

First 5 Kings County program operates within the Kettleman City Family Resource Center. The program serves families of children 0-5 years old.    

  • Developmental Screenings, ages 0-5, children are placed in services according to the results
  • Children’s Literacy Program, ages 0-5
  • Home Visitation Program, ages 0-2
  • Monthly Socialization Event
  • Resources/Referrals