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.
Click here for a list of resources and professional development opportunities for child care providers.
Click here for a list of resources and professional development opportunities for parents.
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
California Department of Education
California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cerebral Palsy Guide-Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy
Child Development Training Consortium
College Affordability Guide
Developmentally Appropriate Practices for On-line & Virtual Learning
TK to 2nd Grade
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
Read from the Start Monthly One Pager
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC PreScreening Tool
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
United States Department of Agriculture