March 05, 2019

CalWORKs Child Care Fact Sheet

CalWorks Child Care

California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs), known federally as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), has a three stage child care system. Although there are differences in how each county defines and implements each stage of child care funding within the CalWORKs system, the primary structure of California’s system for implementing child care is briefly described in the document.