Long Beach Parents:

Free in-home childcare services are now available to working Long Beach parents for a limited time. The City Council voted to use a portion of the city’s federal relief from the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (CARES) Act to support working families who may be struggling to pay for childcare during school or evening hours. 

Participating families shall receive 40 hours of credit in the WorkLB Childcare Program, with services provided in the family’s home, by qualified childcare professionals employed by our non-profit community partner, Skills4Care.

Family Size Family Monthly Income Family Yearly Income
2 $5,540 $66,479
3 $6,157 $73,885
4 $7,069 $84,822
5 $8,199 $98,393
6 $9,330 $111,965
7 $9,542 $114,509



Applicants must be Long Beach residents, a parent or legal guardian to one or more children, with a household income equal to or less than the amounts in the table. Essential workers may exceed the income requirements if total family assets are less than $1,000,000.


Priority for Qualifying Applicants

Priority will be given to families in neighborhoods with disproportionately higher positivity rates of COVID-19, domestic violence survivors, children with disabilities, children in protective services, and foster children, as well Essential Workers in the following service sectors:

  • Health Care and Emergency Services
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Child Care and Education
  • Energy
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Communications and IT
  • Government Operations 
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Sheltering Facilities


Qualifying residents may apply online starting Monday, November 2nd at 9AM through Wednesday, November 4th at 5PM. For residents without internet access, paper applications are available and may be submitted in person during the application period at Pacific Gateway 4811 Airport Plaza Drive, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90815. In-person applicants are strongly encouraged to call 562-570-3700 and schedule an appointment during the application period.  For questions related to CARES Childcare, please email WorkLBCARES@gmail.com.