Referral & Family Services

States, counties, and nonprofits are offering varying levels of sponsored care programs to government and other qualifying essential workers. These may include dedicated childcare centers, childcare stipends, and referral programs. Please check back regularly for additional providers, or submit your organization to be included here.

STATEWIDE | FAMILY FOOD ASSISTANCE
California WIC

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC services are available to all eligible families affected by COVID-19. If your income has been affected by recent events and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and other resources. Visit WIC Southern California and Amador/Calaveras.

STATEWIDE | REFERRALS
Children's Home Society of California

Essential workers can get assistance locating childcare and through this form. Parents may also contact CHS case management staff directly in Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego, Ventura, Woodland, and Yuba City.

ALAMEDA | REFERRALS
Alameda County Childcare for Essential Workers

Alameda County essential workers seeking childcare can complete this survey. They will be contacted by one of the three childcare referral agencies working with the county.

AMADOR & CALVERAS COUNTY | REFERRALS
The Resource Connection fo Amador & Calveras County

Early childhood programs and childcare resources for Amador and Calaveras Counties. Visit here.

BUTTE COUNTY | REFERRALS
Valley Oak Children's Services for Butte County

Private nonprofit children's services agency serving Butte County. Visit here.

COLUSA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Colusa County Education and Family Resources

Find information for Colusa County childcare and education resources here.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Coco Kids Childhood Champions for Contra Costa County

Referrals for emergency childcare throughout Contra Costa County. Visit here.

DEL NORTE COUNTY | REFERRALS
Del Norte County Child Care Council

Childcare referrals for essential workers in Del Norte County. Visit here.

EL DORADO & ALPINE COUNTIES | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
Choices for Children

Choices for Children (CFC) is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative childcare solutions to support children, families, and providers. The organization offers subsidized cihldcare in El Dorado and Alpine Counties. Visit here.

FRESNO COUNTY | REFERRALS
Central Valley Children's Services Network for Fresno County

Providing childcare referrals for Fresno County’s essential workers and families. Call (559) 456-1100 or visit here for more information.

GLENN COUNTY | REFERRALS
Glenn County Child Care Planning Council

Childcare referrals for Glenn County.  Visit here.

INYO COUNTY | REFERRALS
Inyo County Child Care Connection

Childcare referrals for essential workers in Inyo County. Visit here.

KERN COUNTY | REFERRALS
Kern County Community Connection for Childcare

Childcare program referrals and a link to a regularly updated Facebook page that is being updated during COVID-19. Visit here.

KING COUNTY | REFERRALS
King Community Action Organization

Kings County families needing full-time care for school-age children due to COVID-19 school closures will need to request care by emailing CCAP-PI@kcao.org. More information here.

LASSEN COUNTY | REFERRALS
Lassen Child & Family Resources
Helping Lassen County families with child and family resources. The office is closed due to COVID-19 closures, but messages are being monitored and someone will return your call. Call (530) 257-9781. More information here.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY | REFERRALS
Connections for Children Los Angeles
Essential workers in Los Angeles County please call (310) 452-3325 ext 219 to request assistance with childcare referrals. More here.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY | REFERRALS
Crystal Stairs Los Angeles
Childcare referrals for low-income families during COVID-19. Please call (888) 543-7247. More here.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY | REFERRALS
Options for Learning Los Angeles
Providing childcare referrals during the COVID-19 crisis in the following communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, El Monte, La Canada, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Monrovia, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City, and Whittier. Call (626) 856-5900. More here.
LOS ANGELES & MONTEREY COUNTIES | REFERRALS
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
MAOF is the largest Latino-oriented, family services organization in the United States. The Resource and Referral Program provides families and providers in Los Angeles and Monterey Counties with referrals to licensed and exempt child care centers and Family Child Care Homes. During COVID-19 call (323) 890-9600 for assistance. More information here.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY | REFERRALS
Pathways LA
Pathways LA believes every family should have access to quality childcare, regardless of income. During COVID-19 staff is accessible via phone and email. Please contact our main phone line, 213-427-2700.
MADERA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Madera County Community Action Partnership
Madera County Community Action Partnership’s office is closed during COVID-19 but some staff are working remotely and providing childcare resource information. Email lmurillo@maderacap.org or complete the online form at here. More information here.
MARIN COUNTY | REFERRALS
Marin Child Care Council
Childcare referrals for Marin County.  MC3 is working remotely but available through their website for questions and support. Visit here.
MARIPOSA & TUOLUMNE COUNTIES | REFERRALS
Infant Child Enrichment Services for Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties

Assisting with child care referrals in Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties remotely during COVID-19. Fill out your request or questions here. More here.

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES | REFERRALS
Rural Communities Childcare
Families in need of childcare in Mendocino or Lake Counties during COVID-19 can email childcare@ncoinc.org or call 707-263-4688 ext 410. More here.
MERCED COUNTY | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
Merced County Office of Education Early Education Department
Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) Early Education Department offers childcare subsidies and may be able to help you with your childcare payments. Families who are considered part of the “Essential Workforce” and are currently working during the COVID-19 shelter in place order may be eligible for services. To access the application please visit our website at www.mcoe.org or https://bit.ly/MCOEParentApply. More here.
MODOC COUNTY | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
Modoc County Child Care Resource and Referral
Modoc Resource and Referral has help for referrals to licensed providers, guidance on steps needed to use an exempt provider, and information on qualifying for financial assistance for childcare. Contact us here. More info here. 
MONO COUNTY | REFERRALS
Mono County Community Connection for Children

Mono County, IMACA Community Connection for Children makes referrals to licensed family child care homes and centers throughout Mono County. Email ccc@imaca.net to discuss child care options during COVID-19. More here.

NAPA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Napa Community Resources for Children
Childcare referrals for essential workers in Napa County. Visit here.
PLUMAS COUNTY | REFERRALS
Plumas Rural Services
Childcare referrals and guidance during COVID-19 in Plumas County. Please email dguy@plumasruralservices.org. More here.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY | REFERRALS
Riverside Children and Family Services
Childcare resources for essential workers in Riverside County. If you are an essential worker in need of childcare services please review both of these resources: https://www.rcoe.us/educational-services/files/2020/04/4.8.2020-Child-Care-Centers-Open.pdf and https://www.rcoe.us/educational-services/files/2020/04/4.8.2020-Family-Child-Care-Homes-open.pdf. More here.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY | REFERRALS
Child Action Serving Sacramento County
Childcare referrals and information will be available over the phone, through our website, and by email.
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
Children's Council San Francisco
Emergency childcare referrals for essential workers. Skilled early educators experienced in working with young children will provide care in licensed, city-funded early care and education programs located throughout San Francisco. Visit here.
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
San Joaquin Family Resource and Referral Center
Childcare services for parents, providers, and children in San Joaquin County and the surrounding area. Visit here.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY | REFERRALS
San Luis Obispo County Emergency Childcare

Various organizations throughout San Luis Obispo County are working to identify available childcare services to support first responders, critical healthcare staff, and essential service workers. While these childcare services are not free, we hope this service helps our essential workers stay on the job and know that their children are well cared for. Visit here.

SAN MATEO COUNTY | REFERRALS
San Mateo Child Care Coordinating Council
4Cs of San Mateo County is providing assistance for families, children, and early care and education providers. A list of currently available sites providing emergency childcare for essential workers can be found here. If you work in an essential sector and need additional help finding care right now, please call us at (650) 517-1400.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County
SBFCC provides childcare referrals and resources for Santa Barbara County. Visit here.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Santa Clara County
Online search tool to find childcare providers with vacancies in Santa Clara County for essential workers.  More here.
SANTA CLARA, SAN BENITO, MONTEREY, & SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES | REFERRALS
Go Kids
Go Kids provides childcare referral services in Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties. For COVID-19 support, call your local Center Director. More here.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY | REFERRALS
Santa Cruz and Watsonville Child Development Resource Center
Childcare referrals and guidance by CDRC early care and education specialists at CDRC. Visit here.
SHASTA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Shasta County Office of Education

SCOE has compiled COVID-19 information for parents, educators, and staff, including Student Meals, Parent & Family Resources, SCOE Employee Resources, and Educator Resources. Visit here.

SIERRA NEVADA | REFERRALS
Sierra Nevada Children's Services

We continue to work closely with local and state officials to make sure parents have access to childcare services and that childcare providers are supported. Contact us at info@sncs.org or call your local office. Grass Valley: (530) 272-8866. Truckee: (530) 587-5960. Loyalton: (530) 993-1288.

SISKIYOU COUNTY | REFERRALS
Siskiyou Child Care Council

Childcare referrals for essential workers in Siskiyou County. Visit here.

SOLANA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Solana Family and Children's Services

There are licensed family child care homes and centers that are still open and making spaces available to essential workers who can afford to pay for their childcare. Families in need of providers can contact Solano Family & Children’s Services at 707-863-3950 ext. 709 or by filling out the Child Care Referral form here for a list of licensed care providers.

SONOMA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Community Child Care Council (4Cs) Sonoma County

4Cs provides access to childcare and early education in Sonoma County through advocacy, direct service, and empowerment. More here.

SONOMA COUNTY | REFERRALS
River to Coast Children's Services Sonoma

River to Coast Children's Services is still in operation as an essential services agency providing resources, referrals, and support for West Sonoma County families and childcare providers. We can be reached by phone, Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM. Visit here.

STANISLAUS COUNTY | REFERRALS | SUBSIDIES
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Search through a database of licensed childcare centers and family child care homes in Stanislaus County. You may search for childcare providers based upon your specific needs, including low or no-cost programs. Visit here.
TRINITY COUNTY | REFERRALS
Trinity Human Response Network
Database of licensed childcare providers in Trinity County.  Visit here.
TULARE COUNTY | REFERRALS
Tulare County Office of Education
If you are an Essential Worker seeking child care assistance, please e-mail your contact information (name and phone number) to ewcc@tcoe.org. Staff from TCOE’s Early Childhood Education Program will call you and answer any questions that you may have. More here.
 
VENTURA COUNTY | REFERRALS
Ventura Child Development Resources
Seek childcare referrals for families in Ventura County here. Visit our updates page specific related to COVID-19 here.

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