We love children and nothing makes us happier than finding out there are services available to help parents. Now, more than ever, these service play an important role in our daily lives. Look below and find out if you qualify for the services. As we discover more services, we’ll be posting them here.
Child Care Assistance in Los Angeles and Free or Low cost Centers
There are several child care assistance programs available in Los Angeles. Some of the resources will offer free grants and financial assistance for paying costs. Or you can get referrals to low cost child care programs that operate in Los Angeles, or learn about services offered by non-profits and/or government agencies. The Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services as well as the LA Centralized Eligibility List are two of the main sources to turn to for help.
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Child Care Search with Places to Get Funding
There are a number of different State and Federally funded programs that help families pay for child care. Child development services for children from birth through 12 years of age, and older children with exceptional needs, are available. These programs offer an educational component that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. Meals and snacks are provided to children, along with parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees. These programs are intended to increase parental choice and accommodate the individual needs of the family. The programs listed on this site may have income eligibility requirements.
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FREE Clothing, School Supplies & Furniture Banks – L.A. County
People in need of help may be able to receive free clothes, household goods and also school supplies among other items. Many non-profits, churches, and charities in Los Angeles County collect and distribute clothing such as blankets, coats, work uniforms, shoes, back to school supplies, and other household items to people in need of assistance and who meet qualifications. Items are mostly collected from donations, and they are then distributed from so called free clothing closets or banks as well as thrift stores. Some centers may oversee special Christmas or free birthday gift programs as well.
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FREE Online Tutoring (Also in Spanish)
Connecting with an online tutor is easy and free. You just need a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access. Help is available everyday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for K-12 students and adult learners.
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Free Kids Activities in L.A. Area
The Department of Recreation and Parks, through the LA Kids program, has offered FREE programs and activities to youth ages 5-17 years old since 1996. With a focus on Arts and Culture, the current program includes classes in the…
Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Chalk/Oil Pastel Drawing, Photography, Zine Making, Art Investigations, & Clay Sculpting),
Film (Animation, Cartooning, Action/Combat Acting: Jacorva, & Acting),
Music (Ukulele, Guitar, Violin, Keyboards, Piano, Drums, Percussion, & Cajon),
Performing Arts (Story Theatre, Comedy/Improv, Theatre Games, Musical Theatre Dance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop Dance, Competition Dance, Contemporary Dance, & Poetry/Spoken Word),
Textiles/Design (Bordados: Hand Embroidery, Sewing, Costume Design & Fashion Design), and
Culture (Origami, Martial Arts, Salsa Dance, Folklórico, West African Dance, Polynesian Dance, Kids Yoga, Parkour/Ninja Training, Skateboarding, Cheerleading, Tumbling/Gymnastics, & S.T.E.A.M. [Science]).
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Little Tokyo Service Center Children Programs
Little Tokyo Service Center is a nonprofit organization based out of Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. Currently, our child care programs are open and ready to enroll families who may need child care services, we accept children from infancy to 5 years of age. We offer low cost or no cost high quality child care for those who qualify.
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San Bernardino County Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool
San Bernardino Residents: You can start enrolling in Head Start, Early Head Start and State Pre-School for the 2020-2021 School Year. There is even no cost to qualifying families! Call (888) KIDS-025 for more information and enrollment instructions.
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