COMPILED BY California Department of Social Services
SEARCH FOR YOUR FACILITY ONLINE
Community Care Licensing Division has compiled important information regarding licensed facilities to provide the public on an online searchable database. The information supplied on the database contains facility inspection reports, violations, inspection history and other pertinent information for prospective parents/caregivers.
This information should serve as an initial point of inquiry regarding the status of licensed facilities. Additional information about a particular facility is available from the appropriate licensing office.
If your child is already enrolled in licensed care, you can subscribe to your child's facility in the database and get updates when any new information is provided about that facility.
Regarding Family Child Care Homes in the Facility Database:
- Large family child care homes may be searched by area and contain the same information child care centers have excluding addresses.
- Small family child care homes may only be searched by knowing the exact facility license number; a general search will not bring up the small family child care home.
- Family child care homes located in Del Norte or Inyo County are not in the database.
Your local Resource and Referral Agency (R&R), is also available to help you find a child care facility.
CHOOSING THE BEST CHILD CARE FOR YOUR FAMILY
The Parent’s Guide to Choosing Child Careis the Department’s comprehensive publication for parents seeking child care. It includes information about the different types of child care that are licensed in California, various educational philosophies, questions to ask a prospective provider, and a checklist to take with you when you tour facilities while making your child care decision. Also available in Spanish.