What is Stage 1 child care?Stage 1 child care is for families that are currently receiving CalWORKs benefits and are participating in the Welfare-to-Work (WTW) program for children ages 0-12 years of age up to 21 with exceptional needs.
Stages of CalWORKS Child Care
Here is a brief description of the three stages of CalWORKS child care. This was taken from California Department of Social Services website.
|Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|Begins with a family's entry into the CalWORKs program. |
Clients leave Stage One after six months or when their situation is stable, and when there is a slot available in Stage Two or Three.
|Begins after six months or after a recipient's work or work activity has stablilized, or when the family is transitioning off of aid. |
Clients may continue to receive child care in Stage Two up to two years after they are no longer eligible for aid
|Begins when a funded space is available and when the client has acquired the 24 months of child care, after transitioning off of aid (for former CalWORKs recipients). |