Community Resources

Community Resources

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

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), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and access to California’s Child Abuse Central Index. TrustLine is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics. To view a brief informational video about TrustLine, click here. TrustLine can be reached at 1-800-822-8490 or www.trustline.org.

  • To read additional information regarding important TrustLine services, click here.
  • Did you know that almost all of the background checks that are done online have criminal history information from only 29 out of California’s 58 counties? The TrustLine background check uses fingerprints to check the California Department of Justice’s database which includes criminal history information from all 58 counties; including arrest and conviction information. You can view a short video on the three TrustLine databases by clicking here.
  • Did you know that on-call transportation network companies specialized on transporting unaccompanied infants and children are required by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to register with TrustLine? You can view a short video on how to confirm if drivers transporting children are registered by clicking here.

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org

California Department of Education
www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing
www.ccld.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Cerebral Palsy Guide-Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy
https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

Child Development Training Consortium
https://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/home.htm

College Affordability Guide
https://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/early-childhood/online/

Covered California
http://www.coveredca.com/

Developmentally Appropriate Practices for On-line & Virtual Learning
TK to 2nd Grade

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative Supporting Early Care and Education Infographic
English
Spanish
Vietnamese

First 5 California
www.first5california.com

National Association for Family Child Care
www.nafcc.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children
www.naeyc.org

KidsHealth
www.kidshealth.org

Kids in Danger
www.kidsindanger.org

Read from the Start Monthly One Pager
September 2020
November 2020

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC PreScreening Tool

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

United States Department of Agriculture
www.choosemyplate.gov

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