In California, child care providers are licensed through the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Providers caring for children from more than one family are required to be licensed.
4Cs supports potential providers through application assistance, pre-licensing visits, business development workshops, and training. For questions or assistance please contact our ECE Specialist at (650) 517-1440.
For more information on how to become licensed please see Steps to Becoming Licensed.
Below are links to additional resources:
Online Child Care Center Orientation
Additional Licensing Resources
If you would like assistance with your application or are ready for a pre-licensing visit, please contact our ECE Specialist at (650) 517-1440.