The Santa Cruz County Office of Education – Child Development Programs is dedicated to providing useful resources and support to child care centers, family child care providers and after school programs. We recognize that these programs provide an essential services in our community and that they are facing difficult decisions in these uncertain times.
We are offering resources and links to online connections that will answer some questions and help programs make hard decisions in an informed way. Resources posted in each topic area are specific to child care centers, family child care homes and after school programs.
Resources and Individual Assistance
Child Development Resource Center, Child Care Switchboard
Will help families locate child care throughout Santa Cruz County. For help finding child care, please call 831-466-5820. Online referral request form
Childhood Advisory Council (CAC) of Santa Cruz County
CAC provides you with information about the importance of our work, activities, membership and how to be an advocate for high quality, affordable and accessible, early care and after school education. Visit CAC website. or call 831-466-5822