Childcare and Parenting Resources

Find resources in Palo Alto related to child care, how to choose a child care facility, support organizations, and parenting below.

General Parenting Resources

CHAC Family Resource Center - Resources/Classes in English/Spanish/Mandarin Heathychildren - American Academy of Pediatrics 
Children’s Health Council
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
(650) 326-5530  
The Search Institute - Search Institute Resource for Families  
Hand in Hand Parenting
555 Waverley St., #25, Palo Alto
(650) 322-5323
CommonSenseMedia - Common Sense Media
Parents Place/The Center for Children and Youth
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 688-3040
Preparing Children for Kindergarten
Parent Venture - Classes in Spanish  


Resources for Adoptive and Foster Parents

County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency - Adoption 
California Association of Adoptive Agencies

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 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

Next Door 
Women SV
Child Protective Services