Childcare Resources

California Association for the Education of Young Children – Promotes excellence in early childhood education from birth through age 8. 916-486-7750.   


California Child Care Resource & Referral Network – Provides leadership and vision for the continuous development and improvement of resource and referral services statewide. 415-882-0234.


Child Care Aware – Helps parents find childcare in their area with links to local resource and referral organizations, searchable by zip code. 800-424-2246.


Child Care Bureau – Dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. 916-324-8296.


Child Care Law Center – Uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable childcare available to every child, family and community. 415-394-7144.


Child Care Parent Provider Information Network – Features articles written by family childcare professionals and providers and business specialists, as well as searchable directory of family childcare providers.


Choices for Children – Provides innovative childcare solutions to employers, families and child care providers. 408-297-3295.


Community Childcare Coordinating Council – (4-C’s)


Fremont/Union City, 510-790-0655. Castro Valley/Hayward/Newark/San Lorenzo/San Leandro (Alameda Co.), 510-582-2182. San Mateo County, 650-655-6777. Santa Clara County, 408-487-0749.


Dept. of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division – Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties, 408-277-1286. San Mateo and San Francisco counties, 650-266-8843. Alameda and Contra Costa counties, 510-622-2602.


The Nation’s Network of Child Care Resources & Referrals – Provides vision, leadership, and support to community child care resource and referral and to promote national policies and partnerships committed to the development and learning of all children. 202-393-5501.


Fremont/Union City

National Association for Family Child Care – Provides technical assistance to family childcare associations. 801-269-9338.


National Association for the Education of Young Children – Dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth to third grade. 800-424-2460.


National Association for the Regulatory Administration – Represents all human care licensing, including childcare, child welfare and program licensing for service related to developmental disabilities.


National Child Care Association – Professional trade association focused exclusively on the needs of licensed, private childhood care and education programs. 800-543-7161.


National Child Care Information Center – A national resource that works to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services. 800-616-2242.


National Early Childhood Program Accreditation – Created by the National Child Care Association to encourage the availability of high quality early education programs for families. 800-505-9878.


National Network for Child Care – Shares knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land-grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners and the general public.


National Program for Playground Safety – Serves as a public resource for the latest information on playground safety and injury prevention. 800-554-PLAY (7529).


Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children – Advocates and acts on the behalf of the needs and rights of young children, families and early childhood professionals. 408-241-4220.


San Jose Office of Child Care & Youth Services (OOCYS) – Facilitates the provision and expansion of safe, affordable, quality childcare and to raise awareness of issues facing children and families in childcare. 408-277-2617.


San Mateo County Family Child Care Association, Inc. – A non-profit organization providing quality training, support, referrals and resources for family child care providers and parents. 650-568-3200.


Trustline – A database of nannies and babysitters that have cleared criminal background checks in California. 800-822-8490.