Child Care Coordinating Council (4C's)

The Child Care Coordinating Council (4C's), offers free referrals to child care providers and a variety of other services.

Professional Association of Childhood Educators (PACE)

PACE provides supportive case management and needs-based child care subsidies for qualified families.


Trustline is a database of nannies, babysitters and child-care providers who have cleared criminal background checks in California, including fingerprint checks by the California Department of Justice and the FBI. Access to Trustline is free. To check if a provider is registered on Trustline, call 1.800.822.8490.


The National Child Care Association is a professional organization of child care providers. Their website offers a database of child care providers by city and state.

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware offers a database of licensed child care providers by zip code, as well as information on different types of child care, and advice on choosing quality care to meet your family's needs.

Community Care Licensing

This division of the California Department of Social Services oversees day care and residential facilities for children and adults in the State of California.


The National Association for the Education of Young Children offers a rich variety of resources for parents and care providers on the subject of childhood education and development.