Los Angeles County Extends Child Care Program

The Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Don Knabe to extend the CalWORKS Stage 3 Child Care Program.

A recent action by the State would eliminate child care slots for over 11,700 Los Angeles families in the CalWORKS Stage 3 Child Care Program.  A recipient is designated in Stage 3 if s/he has moved off welfare and into the workforce.

“People in this program have worked very hard to get off welfare and back into a job,” said Supervisor Knabe.  “We have been able to devise a program that can provide support immediately to these at-risk families and without additional administrative costs.  The bottom line is that in this troubled economy, we must keep people working.”