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Finding Child Care

As a parent, finding the right child care for your child is a serious responsibility.  Your best resource in this decision is Rural Communities Child Care.  This organization offers a number of important services to families throughout Lake and Mendocino County.

Child Care Referrals – Just contact their office, give them specifics about your child care needs, and they will provide you with a list of referrals to licensed child care facilities. They will also assist you in understanding the importance of choosing quality care and provide you with information about what to look for when visiting a child care provider.

Alternative Payment Subsidized Child Care Payments – If you are working, in school or training, you may quality for child care subsidy payments.  Give them a call and find out how!

Visit their website at, or call or email for more information.

Brandy Perry
Resource and Referral Specialist

Child Care Decision Guide
There are so many options available to parents today, it can be difficult to decide what is really best for your child.  There are optional choices, like location, family culture, costs, curriculum. There are also a few things that are not optional in choosing quality care for your child.  We’ve compiled a list of those non-optional characteristics of quality care. Download the Quality Care Checklist, print it out and take it with you when you interview prospective caregivers and programs.
Quality Care Checklist


National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

NAFCC is dedicated to strengthening the profession of family child care by promoting high quality, professional early care and education and strengthening communities where providers live and work. Visit their website for a list of accredited providers in your area.

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