With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal is to help families choose and receive the best possible care for their children. We’re committed to offering the best resources to child care providers so that families have even more trusted options to choose from.
Subsidized Care Providers
Alternative Payment and Stage 1 are subsidized child care programs we offer. 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).
Tools For Providers
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.
Training and Workshops
At the Y, we offer a sense of community, fellowship and support that enriches people’s lives. We offer programs that support the health of the mind, body and spirit, helping people bridge skills gaps and start on a path towards new passions and self-sufficiencies - as well as offer trainings and workshops on child care techniques.
Caring for Children
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.