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Opening A Child Care Business

If you are interested in opening your own child care business, please contact Community Care Licensing at (510) 622-2602, or one of the child care resource and referral services listed under "Child Care Referral Services" at right.

Child Care Referral Services

If you are looking for child care in Alameda County, please contact one of the following child care resource and referral services:

The GSA Early Care and Education (ECE) program coordinates the ECE Planning Council, oversees the County's Early Learning Center, conducts child care feasibility studies in new, leased, or renovated County buildings, analyzes public policy, cultivates partnerships to strengthen ECE resources, and provides professional development training to employees of subsidized ECE programs throughout the County.

Read More About the Early Care and Education Planning Council here. *(PDF)

Planning Council Meetings

Planning Council meetings are open to the general public and all those who have an interest in child care.

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Photo of Veronica Ufoegbune, Council Chair and Margaret jerene, Council members, along with Susan Muranishi, County Administrator

Pictured are Veronica Ufoegbune, former Council Chair and Margaret Jerene, Council member, along with Susan Muranishi, County Administrator.

photo of Child Care Planning Council members

Early Care & Education Planning Council members at a June, 2012 reception for County Boards and Commissions.

Latest Updates

Licensed Alameda County ECE Programs Can Apply Now for Spring Dual Language Learner Training: Deadline, December 13th, 2019

In support of early childhood programs and educators, the Alameda County Early Care and Education Program is pleased to offer a professional development project, funded by the California Department of Education and developed by CSU Channel Islands EDUC 490. The project will build on a commitment by early childhood education (ECE) program directors to improve practices that serve young dual language learners and their families. Limited to 20 participants (a goal of 2 participants per site)

View the document *(PDF)

2019 Data Profile of Dual Language Learning Capacity of Alameda County ECE Programs, Teachers, and Children!

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2019-2020 Green Child Care Program Under Way: Contact Our Office for Free Lessons for Staff and Children and Money Saving Waste Assessment

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Green Child Care Flyer Information in Spanish (en español) *(PDF)

Analysis of Impact of 19-20 Budget on Alameda County ECE System

View the document. *(PDF)

2017-2018 Alameda County Early Childhood Education Funding Overview

View the document. *(PDF)

2018 Overview of Zip Code Priorities

In order for Alameda County to be considered for expansion funding for General Child Care and State Preschool Program, the Early Care and Education Planning Council must identify the most underserved areas in our county by zip code. The priority zip codes are determined on the basis of a demand and supply analysis performed with California Department of Education (CDE), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Early Head Start and Head Start (EHS/HS), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and census data.

2018 Profile of Data *(PDF)

ECE Planning Council Performance Measures

Increased Access to Quality ECE Performance Measures *(PDF - 174kB)

List of Early Care and Education Acronyms

Our field often uses a multitude of acronyms. This document has recently been updated and a few more acronyms have been added to the list. Please check this out and use it as your handy guide for all your acronym needs. click here.

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