This handbook is designed to give parents and providers an overview of CCCC programs, outlining eligibility and need requirements and to provide information about program policies and procedures. CCCC subsidy programs are funded by CDE and through a contract with Department of Human Services (DHS) to serve low-income families who meet the appropriate eligibility and need criteria. The subsidy programs include CalWORKs Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, and CAPP. CCCC is responsible for processing payments to child care providers for authorized child care hours. The subsidy programs are operated on a non-discriminatory basis ensuring equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, or physical disability. Eligible families may select from a full range of child care services, and when requested, referrals for health and social services. This handbook was developed with funds from CDE and CDSS. CCCC is solely responsible for its content.