Last Updated: 12/12/2016
The Child Care Links Project Specialist coordinates group and individual support and trainings for prospective and established Family Home Child Care Providers. This includes questions on becoming licensed and one-on-one program development.
The Child Care Links Training Coordinator hosts up-to-date, developmentally appropriate trainings and workshops for parents/guardians and Child Care Providers.
The Child Care Links Inclusion Coordinator provides resources and support to providers on developing inclusive child care. The Inclusion Coordinator also helps families navigate the process of finding inclusive child care, resources and support.
The Child Care Links Quality Counts Coordinator (QCC) supports Early Care and Education Providers in making programmatic and environmental improvements at their care sites through relationship based support. The QCC also offers professional development counseling and support to both center and family child care providers as well as Early Childhood Education (ECE) students.
The Child Care Links Resource and Referral Specialist provides referrals to parents for local, licensed child care centers and family child care homes. The R&R Specialist can also provide resource referrals in the community to licensed child care providers.
Please visit the Child Care Links calendar and/or sign up for the Child Care Links quarterly newsletter.
No, but we do offer many classes on parenting issues and topics. Please visit the Child Care Links calendar for more information.
Contact the Child Care Links Inclusion Coordinator if you have additional questions at 925.417.8733
Child Care Links provides referrals for child care in Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol.
Yes, fill out the online referral form, and referrals will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
A License Exempt Provider is a child’s relative or family friend, who may not need a child care license from Community Care Licensing in order to provide child care services. License exempt providers are grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters or cousins (related by blood).
No. Child Care Links does not make recommendations. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to screen, interview, and select child care which will best suit the needs of their child/children and children.
No, Child Care Links refers parents only to licensed Child Care Providers.
Call Community Care Licensing at 510.622.2602
or do a facility search online at http://ccld.ca.gov/PG3581.htm
Yes, there is a section on the referral form that asks which type of child care you and your child/children require.
No. Some child care providers provide transportation, but we do not refer them specifically. When you call to interview a provider, ask whether or not they provide transportation services, and if they are licensed to do so.
As a parent, you have the right to receive information about any and all substantiated or inconclusive complaints about a Child Care Provider. This information is public, and can be obtained by calling or visiting the Community Care Licensing office or website listed below. To get more information on any child care facility, including details about citations, call the local Regional Office at the main number listed below. The site contains five years’ of information on child care facilities. Visit them in person, to ensure that the facility will be suitable for your child/children and family. State Law requires Licensed Care Facilities to make all licensing reports documenting facility visits or substantiated complaint investigations accessible to the State Department of Social Services, Community Care Licsensing Division. You have legal rights to access any public information from these files. Community Care Licensing 510.622.2602 Facility History 844.538.8766 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1102 Oakland, CA 94612 www.secure.dss.ca.gov/CareFacilitySearch/
Click here www.ccld.ca.gov to visit Community Care Licensing’s website. Click on “Forms” for access to the forms you will need for Family Home Child Care or Center-based programs.
Click here to learn more about upcoming trainings and events. Licensed Family Home Child Care Providers may click here to learn more about the Valley Family Child Care Provider Association. Center-Based directors may contact Laura Reno 925.424.0514 for more information about Directors of the Valley.
Providers can come into the Pleasanton office with a copy of their current child care license issued by Community Care Licensing and fill out a “Provider Intake form.” This will allow providers to fill in important information regarding their child care center or family day care, and be placed in the Child Care Links system. Once in the system, the provider’s information will be given to parents looking for child care in the Tri-Valley area.
Click here for the Health and Safety Reimbursement form. Please read the form carefully to learn more about the conditions of reimbursement. Incomplete forms will be returned.