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Established in 1977, Thriving Families CA (formerly the California Alternative Payment Program Association-CAPPA) was created to serve as a voice for a mixed delivery system of public and private community based agencies dedicated to connecting poor families and their children to child care and early learning.  Agencies contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to distribute federal and state child care and development subsidies (vouchers) for CalWORKs and eligible working poor families.   Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support hundreds of thousands of working families and children by ensuring parental choice of child focused programs meets both parent needs of working and child needs of learning.  



July 15, 2024

Community based public and private Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support the needs of working moms and dads with access to child care and other supports earmarked to lift families up from poverty. During the pandemic, these programs have distributed emergency essential worker child care vouchers, family child care and center stipends & PPE, diapers, food and clothing.  
See how  Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) is supporting the needs of family child care providers and families in Kern County.

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Your membership in TFC is one of the best investments you can make in your business. Don't wait another minute! Join or renew today and take advantage of all the benefits of membership. Lend your voice to TFC's advocacy and get first-hand information about the state of child care issues in California.

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