CalWORKs Child Care Services
CalWORKs students may be eligible to receive FREE or low cost childcare while attending Santa Monica College. Student that qualify may select a licensed Center, Family Day Care, or an Exempt (blood relative) provider to care for their children while they attend classes.
The unit requirements are as follows:
Fall and/or Spring Semesters
- To qualify for full-time childcare, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or a combination of at least 6 units and a 17-hour work week.
Summer and/or Winter Sessions
- To qualify for full-time childcare, you must be enrolled in a total of 6 units or a combination of 3 units and a 17-hour work week.
All CalWORKs student who want full-time childcare and who are not exempt, must participate in a 32-hour per week schedule. Each class unit is equal to 2.66 hours. You can meet this requirement by taking 12 units or combining work with school to equal 32 hours.
For more information, please contact Jenny Trickey, Child Care Services Director, 310-434-8526 or email Trickey_Jenny@smc.edu. The office is located in the Liberal Arts Building Room 219 and drop-in hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
* Please note that the Child Care Services office will be closed from October 7th to October 21st.
We look forward to assisting you with your child care needs!