The following organizations provide helpful information and resources to parents, caregivers, child care providers, and other professionals working with children and families. Please visit these sites to find useful information regarding a variety of topics, including: early childhood education, professional development for child care providers, child care licensing, children's health and safety issues, and much more.
TrustLine is the California registry of in-home and license-exempt child care providers (babysitters and nannies) who have passed a background check. TrustLine was created by the California Legislature to give parents an important tool to use when selecting a caregiver for their children. It is the only authorized screening program of in-home and license-exempt caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI and access to California’s Child Abuse Central Index. TrustLine is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics. TrustLine can be reached at 1-800-822-8490 or www.trustline.org.
American Academy of Pediatrics
California Department of Education
California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child Development Training Consortium
Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative Supporting Early Care and Education Infographic
First 5 California
National Association for Family Child Care
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Kids in Danger
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
United States Department of Agriculture