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Child Care Referrals

Last Updated: 6/19/2018

Child Care Links assists families seeking child care by providing child care referrals and information on available child care options in the Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Sunol). Child Care Links does not make recommendations. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to screen, interview, and select a Child Care Provider which best suits their family’s needs.

Referral Hours:
  • 925.417.8733
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    (Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Searching for child care can be an overwhelming process. One step a family should NEVER skip is checking on the potential Child Care Provider’s background or history as a Child Care Program. The State of California has two tools to make this process more easier for families.

If you are thinking about using a License Exempt Provider, (family member, neighbor, friend, nanny, etc.) click HERE, or call 1-800-822-8490, to learn more about their background. Many afterschool programs, parent co-ops, and other programs operate legally License Exempt Child Care Programs. These Child Care Programs are not legally required to conduct background screenings, but many have their own background screening process in place to screen staff members. Be sure to ask these Child Care Programs about their background screening process.

If you are thinking about using a Licensed Child Care Provider (Child Care Center, or Family Child Care Home), click HERE, or call 844-538-8766, to learn more about their history as a Child Care Program.

An Online Referral Requests Form is available.  Click the link below to access the request form.

» Child Care Links Online Referral Requests Form


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