The Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps eligible families pay for child care while they work, attend job training, or participate in educational programs. The program is administered by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.
The WCCC caseload is made up of WorkFirst households meeting TANF work participation requirements and households that need child care while parents or caretakers work in paid employment. Non-WorkFirst adults may also participate in education or training, as long as they are also working a minimum number of hours per week. Training is time-limited, with limits depending on the parent’s age and the type of education or training.
WCCC pays a monthly subsidy payment directly to the child care provider based on child age, geographic location, hours of service, and special needs. The parent also pays a copayment directly to the provider, based on household income.