- Child Care Subsidy Grant
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Child development centers, "day care" centers, nursery schools, and preschools are all programs which care for young children in groups and are required to be licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of California State Department of Social Services. Licensing Information on a particular childcare center may be obtained by calling Community Care Licensing at (408) 324-2148.
Work Life provides information on school age care, activities for teens and youth and summer programs. The Summer Activities Fair is held annually in March to provide more specific information to the community.
Care in your home offers the stability of a familiar enviornment and allows you to come and go without disrupting the child's sleep and play schedule. Care when your child is ill may also be much easier. Employing someone in your home also has a special tax and employment considerations - benefits, vacations, etc. For help setting up in-home care, call 650-723-2660. For sample screening forms, print a Child Care Packet.
Family Home Care or Family Day Care refers to care of your child in the caregiver's home. In California, family child care providers may care for up to six children in their home. For guidance on choosing family child care versus center-based, print a Child Care Packet or call WorkLife at 650-723-2660.
Whether it's a child who is sick, or a provider who is unavailable (due to illness or vacation), emergency child care situations can be frustrating and difficult to deal with. Stanford University recognizes these concerns and has initiated an Emergency and Back-Up Child Care Program that is administered through ACI and the WorkLife Office. The WorkLife Office also provides a list of licensed programs in the area that provide drop-in or hourly child care.