About our programs


Options for Learning's Resource and Referral Program assists families regardless of income in locating licensed child care free of charge. This program also provides training and support for child care professionals.


Child Care Services program
The Child Care Services program differs from our center-based programs in that they do not provide direct child care services. Rather, they serve as a resource center for families and child care providers.
Child Care Services provides:
  • Assistance with child care payments to the child care provider of choice for children ages 0-12 years (up to age 21 for exceptional needs children);
  • A variety of subsidized child care programs that offer financial assistance in the form of vouchers for parental choice of  child care;
  • A food and nutrition program for licensed family child care providers;
  • Child development resources and support for parents and child care providers.


Options for Learning's center-based programs are primarily funded by federal, state, and local government contracts. As a result, many spaces in our programs allow us to assist lower-income families who are working, attending college or vocational training, or seeking employment.

Families who do not meet the state or federal income guidelines and would like to enroll their children may be able to access spaces in our early learning and school-age programs through tuition programs. Additionally, our Enrichment Program is a free program regardless of income through participating school districts.
Options for Learning welcomes children with disabilities in all our programs, provided the child can be safely and successfully served in the program.


  • Full-day/full-year center- and home-based* infant/toddler program;
  • Serve children from birth to 3 years and pregnant women;
  • Extensive family support and involvement;
  • Free and low-cost programs for qualifying families;
  • State- and federally funded program (including Early Head Start);
Serving families in Azusa, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, East La Puente/San Jose Hills, Irwindale, Monrovia, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, South El Monte, Temple City, Walnut, and West Covina.
*Home-based programs are offered free; demonstrated need is not required.


  • Part- and full-day programs;
  • Home-based program available;
  • 10-month and full-year programs;
  • Serve ages 3-4 years; 2-year-olds in Whittier;
  • Free and low-cost for qualifying families; full-pay options available;
  • Extensive family support provided;
  • Family involvement encouraged;
  • State- and federally funded programs (including Head Start).
Serving those living in Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia; Azusa, Claremont; Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, Eagle Rock, East La Puente/San Jose Hills, Glendora, Highland Park, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, South Whittier, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, Whittier.


  • Before- and after-school, school- and full-year programs;
  • Serving grades TK-8;
  • Located on school sites;
  • Free, low-cost, and full-pay options (some programs are offered free of charge regardless of income);
  • State-funded program;
Serving families in Alhambra Unified School District, Rowland Unified School District, and San Gabriel Unified School Districts, as well as families in schools in East Whittier, La Habra, La Puente, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Walnut, West Covina, and Whittier.
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