Childcare and Parenting Resources

Finding Quality Childcare:


First 5 - Choosing quality child care

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

 

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

Map of Licensed Child Care & Family Homes in Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Child Care Subsidy Program (Administered by Palo Alto Community Child Care) PACCC Centers/financial aid

Department of Social Services Child Care Licensing License Check, Record of Site Visits to Child Care location, and where to call if you have a concern regarding a facility

Preparing Children for Kindergarten

Making Friends:

Parents Place

200 Channing Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

650-688-3040

  

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Children’s Clinical)

200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto

650-688-3040

Children’s Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326-5530

 

Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

 

General Parenting Resources:

 

Children’s Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326-5530

 

Hand in Hand Parenting

555 Waverley Street #25, Palo Alto

650-322-5323

 

Parents Place

200 Channing Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

650-688-3040

Heathychildren - American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Parentfurther  - Search Institute Resource for Families

CommonSenseMedia - Common Sense Media

Parenting Classes/Groups:

Blossom Birth

505 Barron Ave, Palo Alto

650-321-2326

  

Children’s Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326-5530

  

Parents Place

200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto

650-688-3040

 

 4C.org - Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County Develops, implements, and advances early care and education services, social services, housing, senior services, and health and human service.

 

Parents Helping Parents

  

Zero to Three


Podcasts for Parents from First Five


The Parent’s Club of Palo Alto & Menlo Park

  

Mid Peninsula Parents of Multiples (MPPOM)

  

Gemini Crickets - Families of Multiples of Silicon Valley

 

Other Resources:

 

FamilyResources - Family Resources Palo Alto 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.