Child Care

There are 33 programs in the Child Care Category.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 years.
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA works with other agencies to provide youth programs at Park Village Apartments and at neighboring communities. The programs include: after school tutoring, volunteer opportunity for high ...

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: Vary by program.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.24-Hour Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Childcare and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term ChildcareCenter-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child ...

Child Development, Inc. (Child Development Centers/Continuing Development, Inc.)
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary. Subsidized/private.

Child Development Centers offers before and after school care, summer camps, full day/part day school readiness preschool and academic support. The following is a list of local sites: Art Freiler Child Development Center, 2421 West Lowell Street, Tracy (209) 835-1869George Kelly Child Development Center, 535 Mabel Josephine Drive, Tracy (209) 830-6547Hirsch Child Development Center, 1280 Dove Drive, Tracy (209) 836-0977Jacobson Child Development Center, 1750 Kavanagh Street, Tracy (209) 832-8...

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Community Center)
Eligibility: Dependent upon program. Please visit website or call.
Fees: Vary

City of Lathrop Community Center offers the following services:School-age childcare, $2.50 per hour before and after schoolWeekly camp programs for year-round school children that are fee-basedYouth and adult enrichment classes that are fee-basedYouth and adult sports that are fee-basedSenior enrichment classes at center location that are fee-basedSenior nutrition lunch programFood commodities programFree breakfast and lunch program for those under 18 years of age. Breakfast is served from 7:00...

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department (Childcare programs)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation and activities. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program.Teen activities include flag football, basketball, late night basketball, summer swim league, Lodi Babe Ruth baseball/softball, youth tackle football and cheer, youth competitive soccer and American Legion baseball. They utilize youth volunteer time, hire teens as game officials and hire teenagers for other recreation...

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation activities, and before and after school programs. For teens, there is a Youth Advisory Commission, Teen Summit, dances, volunteer opportunities, enrichment activities and other teen projects. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program. Information on events and programs is available upon request or by accessing the website. Sport schedules and results are also available...

City of Stockton Community Services Department
Eligibility: Youth, teens and seniors living in Stockton.
Fees: Vary

City of Stockton Community Services Department provides the following:Recreation/activitiesCommunity CentersConcerts in the ParkDay CampsInstruction ClassesSportsActivities for TeensVolunteering Opportunities

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Arnold Rue Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Arnold Rue Community Center provides youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides hot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Programs for seniors include needle craft, painting, tap dancing, pinochle and bri...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Stribley Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Stribley Community Center provides youth with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, art contests, teen concerts, arts and crafts, basketball, dances and many others. There is also a Teen Advisory Board, a weight room and the After School Express Program.Senior program available for adults ages 50 and over. Programs offered include painting, crafts, bingo and cards. Seniors are provided with hot lunches daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those 60 and older. Cost for lunch i...

Council for Quality Education and Care of Children (CQECC)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Mission of the council is to develop a comprehensive plan that promotes the development of quality child care in San Joaquin County through community education, collaboration and advocacy.It is the vision of CQECC to ensure: High quality child care is affordable and accessible to children of all ages whose parents want and need it.Parents have the information and skills needed to make sound choices and decisions about their child's education and care while they work or attend school.Communit...

Creative Child Care, Inc.
Eligibility: Income eligible programs.
Fees: Vary. Subsidized and full cost care is available based on a sliding scale fee schedule.

Creative Child Care, Inc. (CCCI) operates child care and learning centers in Stockton, Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy and Banta. Each center offers low child adult ratios and an active learning environment enhanced through Learning Centers. Classroom "Learning Centers" include age and developmentally appropriate activities strategically created to challenge and stimulate growth in each child at his/her particular level. Creative Child Care, Inc. provides year-round before and after school programs ...

El Concilio (Preschool)
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income families and migrant families (agricultural).
Fees: Vary, based on California Department of Education family fee scale.

El Concilio operates four sites serving migrant and seasonal children. They serve children from infant to preschool age. El Concilio serves low-to-moderate income families and migrant families within San Joaquin County and Contra Costa County. Each preschool offers a complete early childhood education program for children. Centers are licensed by the State of California and all instructors are certified in Early Childhood Education. Children from 6 weeks of age to kindergarten entry are served...

El Concilio (Social Service)
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income.
Fees: None

El Concilio (Council for the Spanish Speaking) is a non-profit community based organization whose goal is the empowerment of the Hispanic community so that its members can improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.El Concilio’s services are designed to assist individuals become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.Services include: referrals to community services, immigration assistance, interpreting and translation, assistance completing personal docu...

Escalon Children's Services (ECS)
Eligibility: Students in K-5 grades attending Escalon Unified School District.
Fees: Vary. Subsidized care is available.

Escalon Children’s Services operates year-round, before and after school programs at Dent Elementary School for students in K-5 grades attending the Escalon Unified School District. The program is also open during school holidays and during the summer.

Family Resource and Referral Center
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Sliding scale for subsized child care.

Family Resource and Referral Center is a non-profit, child care resource and referral organization providing direct services, information, training and advocacy to enhance child care and family well being in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsHead Start EnrollmentInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings are available on a range of topicsResource Lending ...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Head Start Programs)
Eligibility: Household income must meet the Federal Poverty Level guidelinesChildren from birth to entry of kindergartenMust reside in San Joaquin County
Fees: None

Provides enrollment for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.Head Start provides early education and support for children from birth until entry of kindergarten and their families. Designed to foster healthy development and promote kindergarten readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development. Program is offered at 55 sites throughout San Joaquin County.Services are provided in part day, center-based, home-based, and full day classes.Program is funded by San Joaquin County Office of E...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Resource and Referral Programs)
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Free

FRRC Resource and Referral Programs provide free workshops and trainings, library books/videos and activity curriculum kits, community resources, and various other services to parents and providers. They also provide child care referrals to licensed child care providers for parents throughout San Joaquin County.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Subsized Child Care Programs)
Eligibility: Based on income and need for child care for children 0 up to 13 years of age.
Fees: Sliding fee schedule.

Provides child care subsidies to low income families with partial or full payment towards child care while parents are attending school, training programs, or working.

Head Start San Joaquin
Eligibility: Low income and disabled children ages 0 to 5.
Fees: None

Since its launch in 1965, the national Head Start program has been supporting low income children and families with a comprehensive array of services designed to prepare children for school. Over that time it has served more than 30 million children, including children and families of San Joaquin County.The comprehensive services provided through Head Start and Early Head Start services include: • Education • Health, development and behavior screening • Social and emotional health • Nutrition •...

Lincoln Unified School District
Eligibility: For ASES: Students attending Colonial Heights Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Mable Barron Elementary, Tully C. Knoles Elementary, and John R. Williams Elementary Schools.For the before and after scho...
Fees: For ASES: None. For the before and after school programs: The fee depends on the hours and days needed. Subsidized care is available. For the Health Access Program: None.

Lincoln Unified School District Offers a number of programs:After School Education and Safety (ASES) provides after school care for children at each of the six schools listed below. The program has three main points: academics, enrichment and recreation. A snack is provided daily. Please contact the school directly, for more informationColonial Heights Elementary, 8135 Balboa Avenue, Stockton (209) 953-8783. Serves grades 1-6John R. Williams Elementary, 2480 Meadow Avenue, Stockton (209) 953...

Lodi Unified School District (School Readiness and Preschool / State Preschool & HeadStart)
Eligibility: Family must reside in identified Lodi Unified School District attendance areas. California State Preschool Programs (CSSP) and Head Start eligibility is based on income and family size.
Fees: None

State Preschool (3 hours per day) and Head Start (3 1/2 hours per day) are 5 day a week district operated preschools following the Modified Traditional school calendar. There is a strong focus on family and parental involvement. There is also a home visiting component in both programs. Preschool is offered on 13 Lodi Unified School District school campuses. All classrooms are licensed by the Department of Social Services.

Manteca Unified School District (Early Childhood Education/School Readiness)
Eligibility: Serving children ages 0 to 5 years, residing within the Manteca Unified School District attendance areas (Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp and Weston Ranch) or must meet income guidelines.
Fees: None

Early Childhood Education/School Readiness Program offers preschool, parent and provider education.The following programs are offered:Preschool programs provided by Creative Child Care Inc., Kids Academy and Child Abuse Prevention CouncilKindergarten bridge programsA Raising a Reader family literacy programParent workshops

Manteca Unified School District (Pioneer Preschool)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Pioneer Preschool offers a part-time preschool program for 3 and 4 year-olds who are state income-eligible. The morning program operates from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon program operates from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Safety Council
Eligibility: The Safety Council courses are open to the public. Some courses require the ability to read, write and understand spoken English in order to understand course content and pass written competency exam...
Fees: Vary by class

Safety Council offers the following training programs:Driver Safety Training for adult and juvenile traffic violators as well as corporate employees and senior drivers, DUI ProgramsForklift Operational Training which provides the training card required by many employers to apply for warehouse and other job positions. The training meets OSHA requirements for basic training on a sit-down forklift and includes two hours of classroom training/two hours of hands-on training on a forkliftCPR/...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: To qualify for emergency food, must be low-income and bring in documentation for each family member. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.Boggs Tract serves as a distribution site for the Government Commodity Program. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to 95201, 95202 and 95203 residents starting at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For individuals living in North Stockton, please contact St. Andrew’s at (209) 957-8750.Boggs Tract also provides emergency food to qualifying ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Lodi Community Service Center)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Lodi Community Service Center provides families with emergency food on Tuesday and Friday 11:00 a.m.; serving 30 families. To qualify, must be a low-income resident living in San Joaquin County (Lodi, Galt, Thornton, Clements, Victor and Woodbridge). For emergency food, clients must bring documentation. Please call to learn what documentation and identification is needed for each family member. They also provide the following programs:After school program for children: Monday through Friday 3:30...

San Joaquin County Family Child Care Association
Eligibility: Members must be licensed child care providers.
Fees: Annual membership $40.

San Joaquin County Family Child Care Association offers a free referral service, newsletter and opportunity for exchange and support among its members. The Association serves the child care community by conducting fundraisers which channel money back into the community to fund holiday gift giving programs, among others. They also have quality speakers to educate child care providers on important topics and receive professional growth hours for attending. Those that attend and complete courses...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (one.Choice)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

one.Choice is one of approximately 34 school sites offered through the SJCOE Alternative Education Program. This particular site has a population consisting of pregnant, parenting teens and non-pregnant teens. In addition to offering academic instruction that will lead to a high school diploma, one.Choice focuses on child development and parent education. Child care is available to all children of the teen parents and is funded through Head Start. The students spend a portion of their day in...

San Joaquin Delta College (Child Development Center)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Please see below.

Child Development Center is licensed for 192 children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. The Center provides quality child development preschool programs and child care. The Center also serves as an optimal learning environment for early childhood education, nursing and other disciplines of study. The Center is funded by the State Department of Education.Quality Full Day, State Preschool and Child Care Services are available with priority enrollment given to children of San Joaquin Delta Colleg...

State of California Department of Corrections Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) (Friends Outside Gathering Place)
Eligibility: Friend or family member of someone incarcerated at Deuel Vocational Institute (DVI), state men’s prison.
Fees: None

Friends Outside is a non-profit agency that assists families and friends of incarcerated men at DVI, at the Friends Outside Visiting Center. It serves the children and works to maintain family unification. Emergency clothing, food and shelter and children’s programs are also offered. Transportation from the Greyhound and Amtrack stations in Stockton is provided. Reservations must be made one week in advance. Child care for children ages 7 years and older is available.

Stockton Unified School District (Early Childhood Education/School Readiness Department)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Based on income.

Stockton Unified School District's Early Childhood Education/School Readiness Department offers 48 State & Title 1 funded Preschool classes, four of which are Pre-K Family Literacy Preschools located at Fillmore, Monroe, Roosevelt and Washington schools. Those sites operate the Raising A Reader Take Home Book program that encourages establishing reading routines in the home. Stockton Unified School District offers a program where children can develop intellectually, socially, physically and ...

Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library (Training Wheels)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County resident.
Fees: None

Training Wheels is an early literacy vehicle that travels to preschools and daycare centers throughout San Joaquin County. Each visit includes a special storytime where children ages 0-5 and their teachers and caregivers enjoy stories, songs and poetry. This program is funded largely by a California Library Literacy Services grant. Please call to schedule a Training Wheels visit to your preschool or daycare.

YMCA of San Joaquin County (After School Program)
Eligibility: Students in K-6 grades attending Julia Morgan, Manlio Silva, Podesta Ranch, Waverly and Linden Elementary Schools. For the high school after school program, students must attend Cesar Chavez, Edison ...
Fees: Vary. Financial assistance is available.

YMCA of San Joaquin County operates a before and after school program at the following sites: Julia Morgan Elementary, 3777 A.G. Spanos Boulevard, Stockton (209) 518-7138Before school: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., after school: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Manlio Silva Elementary, 6250 Scotts Creek Drive, Stockton (209) 639-7015Before school: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., after school: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Podesta Ranch Elementary, 9950 Windmill Park Drive, Stockton. (209) 639-3149After school: 12:00 p.m. to...