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CalWORKs Child Care Support

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The Merced College CalWORKs program supports students in their quest for child care. The CalWORKs program work collaboratively with our on campus, Merced College Child Development Center and off campus agency, Merced County Office of Education, A Child Care and Education Service System (A.C.C.E.S.S.) to help students meet their child’s caretaking needs for approved school and work related activities.

The Merced College Child Development Center (CDC) provides child care services and is based on availability. The CalWORKs program receives child care funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The students must meet CDC eligibility guidelines. To receive services students must be currently enrolled at Merced College and receiving TANF.

A.C.C.E.S.S. is the program established by Merced County Office of Education to administer State and Federal supported child care programs. The central purpose of the child care subsidy programs (CalWORKs Stages 1, 2 & 3 and Alternative Payments/Block Grants) is to provide subsidized child care and education services to eligible parents in order to assist them in achieving their self-sufficiency goals. Child care is provided according to the need and eligibility of the parent. Parents choose the type of care and the provider of care. Parents may choose licensed care in centers or family child care homes, “exempt” care by eligible relatives, and care that includes religious instruction (in Federally funded programs only).

Child care choice is one of most important decisions any family will make. It is most important that parents select child care that meets the special physical, social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and creative needs of their children.

Information Contact

Merced College CalWORKs, Lesher  Student Services Building, 3rd floor
(209) 381-6515

 

Service Contacts

Merced College Child Development Center

(209) 384-6245

 

A.C.C.E.S.S. - Merced Office
1460 West 18th Street - Merced, CA 95340
(209) 381-6790

A.C.C.E.S.S. - Los Banos Office
663 I Street, Suite B - Los Banos, CA  93635
209/827-5694

 

web page updated 02/12/2014