SF child care guide for family


We are really excited for you and your family for your new born baby. Different family has different needs and preferences.

We are here to help you understand and share with you about searching for child care in San Francisco.

So you can better prepare yourself in finding the best options for your child and your family.

The short 48 seconds video below gives you a quick glimpse of who and where you can go to and different options you may consider other than searching child care on Craigslist, Google, Yelp and Winnie.com.

Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R)

Child care resource and referral agencies (R&R) are state-funded, community-based programs that exist in every county in California. R&Rs make up a well-developed system that supports parents, child care providers, and local communities.

Local resource and referral agencies:

  • Partner with families to help them find and choose child care that best meets their needs
  • Maintain comprehensive databases of child care providers in their communities, including licensed family child care homes and child care centers
  • Track providers' licensing status, the languages they speak, the age groups they serve, the schedules they offer, and the number of spaces available in centers or family child care homes
  • Respond to the community’s changing needs and refer families to other community services

R&R services are free and available to all parents and child care providers.


Children's Council of San Francisco

445 Church Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

Resource and Referral Line: 415.343.3300


Wu Yee Children's Services

880 Clay St., Floor 3

San Francisco, CA 94108

Resource and Referral Line: 844.644.4300


California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

1182 Market Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94102

Consumer Education Hotline: 800.543.7793

Useful researching guide during child care search

Resources for Parents - California Department of Social Services


Child Care Options - ChildCare.gov


Great online child care search tools

Below are few links that will lead you to research different actual programs available in San Francisco, you can simply click on continue your search.

  1. Children's Council of San Francisco - Child Care Finder
  2. Google
  3. Yelp.com
  4. Winnie.com
  5. Craigslist

Before you go

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