With so many demands on today’s families and an increased focus on early brain development, parents need all the support they can get to properly nurture their children's potential.
That’s why our child care and early learning programs focus on nurturing a child's development in a holistic way – by providing a safe and healthy place to learn fundamental skills, build self-reliance, and develop healthy and trusting relationships.
So to help our community as a whole, we offer a tremendous amount of valuable resources that child care providers of any level can use to improve their services and become an amazing service that families can trust.
Subsidized Child Care Providers
Alternative Payment and Stage 1
We offer two subsidized child care programs: Alternative Payment and Stage 1.
Eligible families can choose any licensed or exempt from licensing child care provider that best meets the educational and developmental needs of their child(ren).
San Diego CARES (Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Education Standards) is a comprehensive stipend award program developed to promote retention and quality improvement in all licensed state-subsidized center-based programs and family child care home education networks (FCCHEN) in San Diego County.
Tools For Child Care Providers
CCIP and More
Opening your home to children who need the nurturing environment and support of a trained child care professional is one of the most selfless acts you can do.
The California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a free training and support program for individuals who want to start a child care at their home.
Training and Workshops
For Child Care Professionals
At the Y, we offer trainings and workshops on child care techniques so people can become professional child care providers.
Starting a Child Care
With the YMCA
YMCA Childcare Resource Service can give you the tools to be the best child care provider possible and help you learn how to start your own child care service or become a provider for any of our programs.
Improving Child Care Quality
With Supportive Programs and Trainings
We offer a variety of child care education and support programs to enhance caregiving skills and knowledge.