Become a child care provider

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Options for Learning's Child Care Services provides support for those who wish to become a licensed child care provider and ongoing training and support for those who are already licensed providers.
 
If you are beginning your journey to becoming a licensed family child care provider, we invite you to learn more about our program and contact us today to get started.
Areas served
We serve those located in Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, El Monte, La Canada, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Monrovia, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City and Whittier. If you are located outside of this area, we'll direct you accordingly.

Training, support and activities
Child Care Services is committed to supporting licensed child care providers by providing training resources and support for their business. Educational workshops, group training and assistance are provided by Options for Learning staff. Learn more about the training and support that is offered.
 
Food program
The Family Child Care Food Program serves licensed family child care home providers who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the children enrolled in their care.
Wondering if you need a license to provide care?
Laws and regulations
New to licensed child care? Explore these helpful resources about California licensing requirements.
Main Office*
13100 Brooks Drive,
Suite 100
Baldwin Park, Calif. 91706
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
626-960-6083 FAX
 
Pasadena Office*
2465 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, Calif. 91107
626-449-8221
626-449-1601 FAX

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
*Please note that our offices are currently closed to visitors.