Resource and Referral Agencies


Bananas Child Care Support

5232 Claremont Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618

Tel: 510 658-0381


BANANAS is a child care resource and referral service provider to Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. We help parents find child care and child services in their communities.



Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday from 9:30 am - 1 pm


Child Care Links

80 Swan Way, Suite 130

Oakland, CA  9462

Tel: 510 568-0306


Child Care Links is a Resource and Referral Agency serving the Tri-Valley area (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin). Child Care Links provides valuable resources and support to parents, providers, and employers as well as providing a link between families and government and community social service agencies. Child Care Links provides subsidized child care services, referrals to licensed child care providers (free to families from the Tri-Valley area), provider and family education and support services, a child care health and nutrition program, toy and resource lending, and employer consultation for child care issues.


Cal WORKS Stage 1 Child Care Car Seat Safety Check Parent/Guardian Support

Also servicing Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Piedmont


Alameda County 4 C’s

8105 Edgewater Dr., Suite 270

Oakland, CA  94621

Tel: 510 383-3582


The Community Child Care Coordinating Council (4C's) of Alameda County is the Resource and Referral Agency for Mid-Alameda County, serving the cities of Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City. Like the other Resource and Referral Agencies, 4C's provides free child care referrals to families in their service area, as well as a range of resources, support, training, and education to families and providers. 4C's also collects data on child care supply and demand in an effort to help maximize child care planning in the county.



Resource and Referral Agencies


Annie E. Casey Foundation - The Annie E. Casey Foundation has for almost 60 years advocated for the needs of today's disadvantaged and vulnerable families and children in the creation and reform of public policies in the areas of education, health, housing, employment opportunities, and community building. The Casey Foundation awards grants and assistance to community organizations, policy reform projects, and public awareness initiatives as well as sponsoring the KIDS COUNT project, which tracks the well-being of children at both state-by-state and national levels; data from KIDS COUNT may be found at this website, along with a variety of other publications and information.


Children Now - Children Now focuses on advocating children's issues and needs as the main public policy at both national and state levels. Based in Oakland, they have campaigns and projects currently underway in a variety of areas from health care and education concerns to the media's role in children's lives and supporting parents' efforts to talk with their children about important issues. Children Now also publishes an annual Report Card, a comprehensive collection of data describing the state of California's children, as well as numerous other research publications featuring children's issues - Offers more than 250 indicators on the health and well being of children. The website has collected data on all 6 Bay Area Counties; which include San Mateo, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin and Alameda Counties.