Community Resources for Children is here to support you. We connect you to introductory licensing orientations, help you pay for start-up costs, and offer monthly support groups, professional development programs and much more! If you took our survey and answered mostly yes to the questions we will contact you shortly.
Community Care Licensing oversees Child Care Programs
The Child Care Licensing program of the California Department of Social Services provides oversight and enforcement for Licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes. Community Care Licensing also provides quarterly updates available here. You may also visit the Child Care Licensing website at the California Department of Social Services to learn more about licensing requirements.
The first step to becoming licensed is to complete a licensing orientation. You can register for an online, or live virtual orientation here. For questions, please call us at (707) 253-0376 x137.
All individuals wishing to start a licensed child care business much complete mandatory CPR/ Health & Safety Training and Mandated Reporter training. Funding is available for scholarships to cover these costs.
Before receiving a child care license, all individuals and all adults living in the same household must complete and pass a criminal background check.
Currently, the only required immunizations you must have before opening a licensed child care business include: influenza, pertussis, and measles
Grow Your Child Care Business.
Professional Development for Child Care Providers.
The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a training series that has two primary areas of focus: 1) capacity building to increase the quantity of licensed family child care homes and 2) improving the quality of care provided to young children in family care homes. This intensive training series is being offered to participants going through the process to become licensed family child care providers as well as existing child care providers.
To qualify for the CCIP Project, you must be planning to include infants and toddlers in your child care home, and complete the training program of 25 hrs. of Quality Improvement Training and 3 extracurricular activities (e.g. Toy Library visit, Licensed FCC home tour).
The CCIP Early Learning Connections Calendar for the new year will be available soon!
Early Learning Connections
Early Learning Connections is our monthly meeting of child care providers and Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) caregivers in Napa County. Our service includes connecting providers to each other, professional development, workshops, trainings, quality support, and resources. During the gatherings you will have the opportunity to:
Network with other providers
Share your ideas to help develop the plans for future topics to cover.
ALL providers are welcome, we look forward to seeing you! Our new calendar is coming soon!
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Community Resources for Children
3299 Claremont Way, Suite 1, Napa, CA
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