Financial Help With Child Care

Qualifications

  • I am currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid
  • I have received TANF/Cash Aid within the past 24 months but I am not receiving it now
  • I am not currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid and have not received it within the past 24 months and I believe my income is low enough to qualify for subsidized child care. Click here for information about a program I may qualify for.

I am currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid

  • Contact your Solano County Worker (ERS, or SIP) and request child care. Your county worker will determine your initial eligibility and hours of care, and send us a Child Care Authorization.
  • You will need to attend an Orientation followed by a face-to-face Intake. During this time we will inform you of the program rules and regulations, and complete a child care application to determine your eligibility.
    • You can call the Intake Clerical Assistant at 707-864-4654 to schedule your Child Care Orientation and Intake appointment.
    • If there is sufficient mailing time you will receive a reminder in the mail with some documents that you will need to fill out prior to your appointment. Make sure you bring all requested documents to your Orientation.

What will I need to bring to my appointment?

It is very important that you bring the following documents to your appointment. Your child care services may not be approved until all required documents are received.

  • Driver License or Picture ID for all adults in the family size;
  • Proof of Residency;
  • Birth Certificates for all children;
  • Social Security Cards for each family member;
  • Name, address, and phone number of your child care provider if you have already selected one. If not, we will be happy to assist you with a Child Care Referral.

How long will it take?

As everyone’s case is different, we cannot predict how long it will take for your appointment. However, you must plan to be there at least three hours for the Child Care Orientation, and to complete the Intake Application.

I have received TANF/Cash Aid within the past 24 months but I am not receiving it now

  • You may be eligible for child care under the CalWORKs Stage 2 Program if you are:
    • Working;
    • Going to School, or in a Vocational Training;
    • Looking for Work;
    • Incapacitated;
    • In Job Retention.
  • You will need to attend an Orientation followed by a face-to-face Intake. During this time we will inform you of the program rules and regulations, and complete a child care application to determine your eligibility.
    • You can call the Intake Clerical Assistant at 707-864-4654 to schedule your Child Care Orientation and Intake appointment.
    • If there is sufficient mailing time you will receive a reminder in the mail with some documents that you will need to fill out prior to your appointment. Make sure you bring all requested documents to your Orientation.

What will I need to bring to my appointment?

It is very important that you bring the following documents to your appointment. Your child care services may not be approved until the documents are received.

  • Driver License or Picture ID for all adults in the family size;
  • Proof of Residency;
  • Birth Certificates for all children;
  • Social Security Cards for each family member;
  • Immunization Records for all none school aged children;
  • Name, address, and phone number of your child care provider if you have already selected one. If not, we will be happy to assist you with a Child Care Referral;
  • All documents that the Intake Assistant mailed to you prior to your appointment.

How long will it take?

As everyone’s case is different, we cannot predict how long it will take for your appointment. However, you must plan to be there at least three hours for the Child Care Orientation, and to complete the Intake Application.

I am not currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid and have not received it within the past 24 months

  • You may be eligible for Subsidized Child Care under the California Alternative Payment Program if you are:
    • Working;
    • Going to School, or in a Vocational Training;
    • Looking for Work;
    • Incapacitated;
    • An open CPS case/or the child is at risk of abuse or neglect
    • In Job Retention.
    • Looking for Housing

Click here for information about a program I may qualify for.

Our Mission

Solano Family & Children’s Services promotes and advocates for the well-being of children, their families, and child care providers by offering access to a variety of child care resources.