Child Care and Early Learning
Family and Workforce Connection Center
Cultivating a Care-Friendly City
Families across San Diego face challenges accessing early care and education for their young children, in terms of availability and affordability. These challenges may prevent a parent or caregiver from achieving their own professional or educational goals as well as limiting their child’s opportunities for quality early learning experiences that meet the families’ needs. The child care workforce also faces real challenges to meet earn sufficient wages and maintain business sustainability. The City of San Diego focuses on shared community values that support an increase of safe, affordable, early care and education opportunities in America’s Finest City.
The Office of Child and Youth Success supports 5 Pillars to effectively assist in early childhood education opportunities: OFFER (Operations, Facilities, Funding, Education, Recruitment).
Permit and Inspection Resources
County of San Diego Resources
A Community Win-Win: Co-Locating Child care with Affordable Housing in San Diego County
The Children First Collective has published a report for San Diego County offering solutions to the co-location of child care and affordable housing. Find the report here.
Resources and Alignment
Learn more about the available Retention Stipend for child care providers in San Diego County.
- Child Care Businesses Information & Planning Guide
托儿企业 信息与规划指南 (Chinese)
- رهنمای پلانگذاری و معلومات کسب و کارهای نگهداری از طفل (Dari)
San Diego Child Care Blueprint
The Blueprint provides an action plan for stakeholders across the County, including the City of San Diego’s Office of Child and Youth Success, to work toward the vision that San Diego County is a place where every family has access to child care that meet their geographic, scheduling, cultural, language, and economic needs; the child care provider workforce is highly valued and financially thriving; and all types of child care settings support children’s healthy development. Find the Blueprint here.
Child Care & Development Planning Council (LPC) Updates
Current Resources Shared by LPC
Information for Families