Child Care

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Child Care programs provide child care payments to a variety of eligible families.  From working CalWORKs recipients to parents of children receiving protective services, the Child Care programs offer the customer prompt and accurate access to help with child care expenses.

All child care funds are paid on behalf of the customer directly to the provider of their choice.  The State of California sets the maximum rate paid for child care.  The amount is based on the age of the child, the type of care used, whether the provider is licensed or un-licensed, and the amount of time the child care is needed. In some cases, the child care provider may charge more than the maximum amount DPSS can pay. In this case, the customer pays the difference. In addition, some families may have to pay a part of the cost of child care because their gross income is over a certain amount for their family size.