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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.