The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) provides information regarding the Stage One child care immediate and continuous eligibility monthly data report and online summary screen. This child care portal contains current individual family data needed to enroll a family in CalWORKs Child Care services or transfer between stages.
Counties are required to share information necessary for the administration of CalWORKs and child care programs with local contractors providing CalWORKs child care services. Counties must provide limited access to the welfare department computer systems to child care contractors, including a single summary page containing individual family data needed to enroll a family in CalWORKs child care or transfer a family between stages. Counties must also provide Stage Two contractors a report monthly of all families for whom CalWORKs has been discontinued, the parent/caretaker relative has not received aid for at least one month, and the parent/caretaker relative has children in the home who are eligible for child care services.
Counties must give child care portal access to Alternative Payment Providers and/or other contractors providing CalWORKs child care services. (ACIN I-20-21, January 29, 2021.)