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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.

Next meeting:

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.

Defining "Public Charge": Inadmissibility for Immigration; Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule.

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Alameda County Generated Framework For Implementing Provisions of AB 752, Related to Preventing Preschool Expulsion

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Click Here for Information on How To Green Your Child Care Center :
Rocky the Recycling Raccoon Available for Visits.

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2017-2018 Alameda County Early Childhood Education Funding Overview

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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)

California Department of Education Approves the Alameda County Individualized Child Care Subsidy Pilot Plan

The Pilot approach allows Alameda County to address two fundamental concerns: first, that families barely earning enough to meet the high costs of living in the County are nevertheless considered too high income to qualify for child care subsidies; and second, that the state reimbursement rates to providers contracted to provide high quality child care are so low that contractors cannot cover their costs, and therefore, are unable to utilize their full allocation of state and federal child care and child development funds.
CDE Approval Alameda County Individualized Child Care Subsidy Pilot Plan *(PDF - 281kB)
Complete AB833 Alameda Child Care Individualized Child Care Subsidy Plan *(PDF - 5mB)

Pilot Plan Modifications and CDE Responses:
Request 1 Part 1 *(PDF)
Request 1 Part 2 *(PDF)
Request 2 *(PDF)
CDE Response to Request 2 *(PDF)
Request 3 *(PDF - kB)
CDE Response to Request 3 *(PDF)

ECE Planning Council Performance Measures

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

California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) Program Information and Application

TK/Pre-K Stipend Program Flyer *(PDF - 240kB)
Alameda County CTKS Application for NEW applicants *(PDF - 1.8mB)
CTKS Application for returning applicants *(PDF - 639kB)
Additional Course/Training Reimbursement Request Form *(PDF - 750kB)

THE IMPACT OF MINIMUM WAGE REGULATIONS ON THE EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA, an Advanced Policy Analysis by Jeremy Welsh-Loveman

Executive Summary of Impact of Minimum Wage on Alameda County ECE *(PDF - 171kB)
Power Point of Impact of the Minimum Wage on ECE *(PDF - 890kB)

Alameda County Child Care Permit Kit

"The Child Care Planning Council" is proud to announce this new compendium of resources for large family child care homes and child care centers which need to undergo local land use approval to begin operations. click here.

Statement on High Quality ECE Principles and Standards

The Alameda County Early Care & Education Planning Council adopted the following statement on quality early care and education on September 18th as a vision of excellence and a process guide for ECE programs and the ECE community. Learn more... *(PDF - 406 kB)

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.

Inclusive Child Care

The Top 8 Questions Providers Ask About Inclusive Child Care document was created by the Committee on Special Needs. NOTE: Spanish and Chinese versions are also available.
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