Childcare and Parenting Resources

Finding Quality Childcare

  • Local Child Care providers  - List compiled by the City of Palo Alto
    For more information call (650) 463-4906

     Listing of Licensed Child Care, Family Homes in Palo Alto and after-school care PAUSD elementary school campuses(PDF, 233KB)

     Map of Licensed Child Care & Family Homes in Palo Alto

How to Choose Quality Childcare

General Parenting Resources

Resources for Adoptive & Foster Parents

Other Resources

  • Information and Referral - Information and Referral Palo Alto (formerly Family Resources)
    Family Resources is your link to the community. Use the website's searchable database to find family-friendly service-providers and resources in our community, and much more. Categories include: Emergency/Crisis, Basic Needs, Child Care, Community Resources, Disability Resources, Education, Health Care, Mental Health and Counseling.
  • Trustline
    Trustline is a database of nannies and baby-sitters that have cleared criminal background checks in California.  It's the only authorized screening program of in-home caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI.

Domestic Violence/Child Abuse