Choosing Quality Care

Choosing a child care provider is a huge responsibility for a parent or guardian. 4Cs understands that this is an important decision and we want to help you find the best fit for you and your child. We are here to support you and to answer questions that come up before, during, and after the selection process.

It is important that you visit the provider, observe the environment, and ask questions. Remember, the most important part is finding the right environment for you and your child. When you find a potential provider, we strongly encourage you to review their licensing history (available at the facility). You can also contact Community Care Licensing to obtain more detailed background information at (650) 266-8843.

Our Resource and Referral staff can discuss child care options, answer questions about choosing quality care, and provide referrals to licensed providers. To speak to a referral counselor, please call (650) 517-1460 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The links below provide additional information on key areas of quality care:


TrustLine is a database of nannies and baby-sitters that have cleared criminal background checks in California. It’s the only authorized screening program of in-home caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI. To learn more click here.

Nanny Background Checks: Why TrustLine is the Gold Standard for California