Founder, Gloria Lyons has passed

Submitted by nancyw on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 17:12

PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND HONOR THE MEMORY OF Ms. GLORIA LYONS Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend & child care provider VIEWING Friday, December 16th from 10 am - 11 am Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 3301 King Street Berkeley, CA 94703 SERVICE Friday, December 16th at 11 am Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Interment Immediately following the service Rolling Hills Memorial Park 4100 Hilltop Drive Richmond, CA 94803

New On-Line Live Licensing Orientations

Submitted by nancyw on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 14:11

Announcement: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Community Care Licensing Division has temporarily suspended all in-person orientations until further notice. In lieu of in-person orientations, live virtual orientations for Family Child Care Homes are being offered in multiple languages and open to attendees statewide.   DSS Website for more information here.

Safe Sleep Regs Approved 8/19/20

Submitted by nancyw on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 11:26

Safe Sleep Regulations: The Safe Sleep Regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and effective as of August 19, 2020.  We had submitted many comments during the comment period.  Amendments were made that will allow assistants to help meet new requirements.  We were not successful in persuading the Department of Social Services to limit 15 minute sleep inspections to children under one year of age.  Some requirements are for infants under one year, some are for infants up to age 2 years and some are for all children in care.  To see the regulations that b

COVID-19 Resources

Submitted by nancyw on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:53

Many, many departments, agencies and organizations are working tirelessly to give child care providers the information and support they need.  Notices about related webinars, town hall calls, etc. are being noticed in great numbers and information is constantly being updated.  You may qualify for a waiver to care for more children or change your ratios.  If you haven't yet joined, we advise you to join our private Facebook page to view the many important COVID-19 posts. 

Here are just a few resources:


Submitted by nancyw on Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:01

These are the newsletters that were sent out to members using Mailchimp.  Sometimes, e-mail messages are filtered out or put into promotion boxes and members do not know that a newsletter has been sent to them.  So, we are also posting the newsletters on our website.

Newsletter 8-25-18

Newsletter 6-17-18

FCC Liabilty Insurance Problems Survey

Submitted by nancyw on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:59

The Child Care Law Center is trying to gather informtion about problems FCCEs are having with obtaining liability insurance.

Below are links to the family child care insurance online survey in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and English. Any help in distributing the surveys is very much appreciated! We only have a handful of completed surveys at the moment.