Resources for Families


Search for Licensed Child Care
Information on licensed centers is a searchable data base by area or look up a child care license.  There is an option to receive emails on updates of a particular license.  Check out the details at the California Child Care Licensing Division
Monterey County Resource and Referral
Monterey County Resource and Referral – Receive individualized support in finding a licensed provider. Check out their website for a complete list of their services.
No Charge Background Check
TrustLine is California’s registry of in-home child care providers, tutors, in-home counselors, and child care staff at Ancillary Child Care Centers who have passed a background screening. It was created by the California Legislature in 1987 and is a powerful resource for parents hiring a nanny or baby-sitter. All caregivers listed with TrustLine have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice. This means they have no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California. TrustLine is administered by the California Department of Social Services and the non-profit California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. It is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics.
Community Resources
211 is a searchable resource data base sponsored by United Way. You can also call 2-1-1 and the operator will provide the information over the phone.

SAM’s Guide is a comprehensive list of local resource agencies, including a brief description of their services.

Child Care Options
Child Care Options – variety of program designs, resources, and information.
Family Resource Centers - Look for one in your community!
Castro Plaza Child and Family Resource Center: The mission of the Castro Plaza Child and Famil Resource Center is to improve the quality of life and strengthen the individuals, children, and families of the North Monterey County area while promoting a safe and healthy community.

The Village Project: African-American Family Resource Center in Seaside, CA. Helping Hands, Strengthening Families and Communities.

Alisal Family Resource Center mission statement is to assist families to empower themselves to be healthy and self sufficient.

First 5 Monterey County
First 5 Monterey County’s mission is to serve as a catalyst to create sustainable change in systems, policies, and practices that enrich the development of children in their FIRST 5 years of life.​ Click on the link for more information.
Children's Council
The purpose of the Children’s Council is to facilitate the development of comprehensive and collaborative delivery system of services for children and their families. Click on the link for more information.
A Project of the Children’s Council, The Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI) is an opportunity for the community as a whole to work together to ensure that young children, from the prenatal stage through age 8, have what they need to succeed. ECDI has opportunities for everyone to engage in reaching this goal. Click on the link for more information.
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