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Pathways LA has been supporting families like yours for over 40 years. We can help you find child care, manage the costs of child care, and complete the necessary application forms. If you’re a parent and any of the following apply to you, we may be able to provide FREE or REDUCED-COST childcare assistance:

  • Working or Looking for Work
  • Participating in an Educational or Training Program
  • Seeking Permanent Housing

Our Program Specialists work with each family to determine eligibility and help parents access child care from a provider of their choice. Parents are free to select from many child care settings, including Family Child Care Homes, Child Care Centers, and Parks and Recreation programs—even a friend, family, or neighbor can be paid to care for your child. Check out our 2022-2023 Income guidelines used to determine the income eligibility for families, here





Our Eligibility Tool once filled out will help us determine if you qualify for reduced-cost or free childcare services within the Pathways LA network. If you qualify, you’ll be invited to complete our online application for childcare financial assistance, and a Program Specialist will reach out to complete the process.

Pathways LA connects families to free child care, reduced child care, and free preschool through programs including GAIN, Cal-Learn, and CalWORKs. If you have questions not addressed here, please Contact Us or visit our office at 3325 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90010—we’re open from 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7 pm. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Pathways LA serves eligible families regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or disability.