The 4Cs offers seven different subsidized child care programs. Each program has specific requirements on the types of child care providers that participating parents can choose from. Below is a brief description of provider types.
Care can be provided by anyone who meets the following requirements.
- 18 years of age or older
- has a valid CA ID
- has a Social Security Card
- if not the blood related aunt, uncle, grandmother or grandfather of the child care is being provided for, must pass TrustLine. See here for more information.
The location of care depends on different factors but typically occurs in the provider's home or the parent's home (with authorization of the parent's case manager).
Family Child Care Home Providers:
Care is provided in the licensee's own home and reflects a home-like environment. Non-medical care and supervision is provided for periods of less than 24 hours. This provider type has a license to provide child care.
Child Care Centers:
Care is usually provided in a commercial building. Non-medical care and supervision is provided for periods of less than 24 hours. This provider type has a license to provide child care.
If you are a License-Exempt provider and you are interested in caring for the children of a family enrolled in one of our subsidized child care programs, please note that you must be selected by that family. The 4Cs does not provide services to link License-Exempt providers to enrolled families. If you are a License-Exempt provider and you would like to become a Family Child Care Home Provider please click here to find out more on how the 4Cs can assist you with that.
If you are a Family Child Care Home Provider and wish to potentially expand your business, you can apply to become a Family Child Care Home Network Provider.
If you are a Child Care Center and you are not currently registered with our Resource and Referral Department, please click here to find out more about how the 4Cs can enter your business information in our database.