If you cannot pay for childcare, these programs and agencies may be able to help:
- Early Head Start,
- California Childcare Resource and Referral agencies (called R&R, for short), and
- Cal‑WORKs. See Free Programs that Give You Help.
Note: These programs often do not have enough money to help all people. Some of them have waiting lists and they all only help you with childcare for work or school. You are more likely to get services if you get on the waiting list right away. Make sure to provide your current address and phone number.