Services for Providers

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).

Learn About Subsidized Child Care Providers

AB212 CARES

AB212 CARES (Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Education Standards) is a stipend award program for child care providers working in a CDE/EESD funded child care centers or EESD funded Family Child Care Networks.

Learn More About AB212 CARES

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.

Learn About CCIP and More

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.

Learn More About Our Training and Workshops

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.

Learn More About Starting a Child Care

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.

Learn How to Improve Your Child Care