Options for Learning is facilitating referrals to childcare providers for essential workers.


Please visit the Options for Learning website to get more information regarding their process. To start a referral, you can fill out the REFERRAL FORM HERE or call  (626) 856-5900 or (562) 945-2635, ext. 1 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Childcare Funding for Essential Workers

On April 10, Governor Newsom approved funding to provide child care services for emergency and essential workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic, who meet specific income guidelines.


Are you an essential worker?

If so, you may qualify to receive funding to pay for your child care.


How do I know if I am eligible?

  • Essential worker
  • Need child care to perform their essential work
  • Is not able to work remotely
  • Meet certain income eligibility
  • If the family includes a two-parent household, both parents must either be essential workers or the other parent must be unable to provide care for the child due to incapacitation.

How long is funding available?

Families who meet eligibility guidelines may receive emergency child care services, unless otherwise extended by Governor Newsom, through June 30, 2020.


To learn about your eligibility and child care options, call Child Care Alliance for Los Angeles at (888) 922-4453 or the SPA 3  Resource & Referral
agency - Options for Learning