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Pathways LA is committed to helping our essential workers and their families during this time. For a limited time, essential workers can receive subsidized child care services for children ages 0-12 (up to 18 years with special needs) so they can continue to work. Click here to complete our automated application. Your completed application will be forwarded to one of 11 agencies in our network of child care agencies based on your home zip code. Your designated agency will review your application and notify you if your application is approved.  Call our Resource and Referral Department at 213-427-2710 to answer any questions. Funding is limited and made available on a first come, first served basis.


Who qualifies for subsidized care? 

Health Care Services and Emergency Services sector workers

Workers supporting critical infrastructure in the following sectors:

  • Food and Agriculture sector worker
  • Child Care and Education services
  • Energy Sector
  • Water and Wastewater Sector
  • Transportation and Logistics Sector
  • Communications and Information Technology Sector
  • Government Operations and Other Community-Based Essential Functions
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector
  • Financial Services Sector
  • Chemical Sector
  • Defense Industrial Base Sector
  • Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Sheltering Facilities

In addition, low-income families that are working in business sectors that have re-opened may also qualify based on income requirements.

Individuals will not be eligible if they are working from home or there is a second parent available to care for the child.


What are my child care options?

Parents are able to continue using their existing child care provider while participating in this program.

For families that do not already have a provider, Pathways LA can give parents a list of licensed options that meet their needs. Parents must choose a provider that works best for them.

Through our family, friends and neighbors program, parents may identify an individual who can care for their child. If you have someone in mind, just ask one of our specialists for more information about this program.