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CalWORKs Child Care Services

 CalWORKs Child Care Services



CalWORKs students may be eligible to receive low cost or free childcare while attending Santa Monica College. Students that qualify may select a licensed Child Care Center, a licensed Family Day Care, or an Exempt (blood relative) provider to care for their children while they attend classes.

Please Note: Santa Monica College does NOT have an onsite child care facilty. We provide child care referrals and subsidies to eligible CalWORKs students.

To qualify for childcare: You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or a combination of school and work. You must be referred by a CalWORKs counselor. 

Please see the chart below for current GAIN hour requirements.

Number of Adults in the Assisted Unit

Weekly Hours Required

Single-adult with a child under 6 years old


Single-adult with NO children under 6 years old


Two-parent families


Not a CalWORKs participant? 
Visit this site to see if you are eligible for benefits: Department of Public Social Services
Non-CalWORKs students may be eligible for the Associated Students Child Care fund. Click here​ to see if you qualify.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact:
Jenny Trickey, Child Care Services Director at
Email (preferred): 
Phone: 310-434-8526
The office is located in the Liberal Arts Building Room 219

We look forward to assisting you with your child care needs!​




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