Child Care

There are 35 programs in the Child Care Category.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem-solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village Apartments and its surrounding residents by collaborating with larger communities to provide a safe and positive environment that promotes economic development and small business. APSARA offers many services which includes:Housing and Family Support ServicesTutoring Program (After School Program)Mental Health (Outreach and Education)Communi...

Catalyst Kids
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary; subsidized/private.

Catalyst Kids offers before and after school care, summer camps, full day/part day school readiness preschool, and academic support. Cataylst Kids has centers in the following areas: Sacramento Region - Elk Grove, South Sacramento, Natomas, Antelope, Rocklin, Davis, Dixon, Fairfield/Suisun. Bay Area - San Jose, Cupertino, Los Altos, Morgan Hill, Redwood City, Sunnyvale. The following is a list of local sites: Art Freiler Child Development Center: 2421 West Lowell Street, Tracy (209) 835-1869Ge...

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

Essential services offered during COVID-19. Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Child care and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term Child care: Center-based...

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department
Eligibility: Please see website.
Fees: Vary by program.

The City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department offers the following services:Before and after School Kids' ClubSpring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Kids' CampsTeen Center ProgrammingYouth and Adult Leisure ClassesYouth and Adult SportsSenior Classes, Exercise, and Educational ProgramsSenior Lunch Program, Commodities and Senior Brown Bag Program

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 OpportunitiesLibraries

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: Holiday celebrationsA fitness room with exercise equipmentGuest speakers and other special events are scheduled throughout the yearHot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors....

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 for Quality Education and Care of Children (CQECC) 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.Parents have the information and skills needed to make sound choices and decisions about their child's education and care while they work or at...

Creative Child Care, Inc.
Eligibility: Creative Child Care, Inc. serves infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children.
Fees: Vary

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 as well as migrant families (agricultural).
Fees: Vary; based on California Department of Education family fee scale.

El Concilio operates seven sites serving children from 12 weeks of age to 5 years. El Concilio serves low-to-moderate income families as well as migrant families within San Joaquin County and Contra Costa County. Each site 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.Sites:224 South Sutter Street, Stoc...

Escalon Children's Services (ECS)
Eligibility: Students in TK through 7th 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 TK through 7th 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 ProgramsPreschool ProgramInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings are available on a range of topicsResource Lending Libr...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Early Head Start Child Care Partnership)
Eligibility: Must meet all eligibility requirements:Have children ages six weeks up to 3 years oldParent must be working or attending school (Full Day Programs)Must meet income guidelines...
Fees: None

Early Head Start provides early education and support for children up to the age of three and their families. Focused on areas of education and early childhood development, medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, and parent involvement. Children are cared by licensed child care providers. Program is offered at 22 sites throughout San Joaquin County.Program is in partnership with Stanislaus County Office of Education.

Family Resource and Referral Center (First 5 Programs)
Eligibility: Families with children 0 to 5 years of age, residing in San Joaquin County. For Oral Health program, SJ TEETH provides services to children to those birth to 20 years of age.
Fees: None

Family Resource and Referral Center, First 5 Programs provide early childhood development programs, school readiness, and referrals based on the child's needs. Services include:Developmental screening and appropriate referrals and follow-upHome visitation services for school readiness to familiesTraining/coaching for IMPACT licensed child care providers

Family Resource and Referral Center (Home Visitation Initiative)
Eligibility: Families with children ages birth to 5 years. Families must reside within zip codes 95212, 95215, 95220, 95253, 95236, 95366, 95686, 95237, and 95240.
Fees: None

Home Visitation Initiative provides home visitation services for school readiness to families of children birth to 5 years. Includes Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum, Raising A Reader family literacy program, child developmental screenings, and health insurance screenings. Services provided by Parent Educators.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Joan Richards Learning Village (JRLV))
Eligibility: Children 3 years of age before September 1st.
Fees: Vary

Joan Richards Learning Village (JRLV) offers a full-day and part-day state preschool child care center.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Parent Voices)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Parent Voices is a parent-led advocate program working to make child care affordable and accessible to all families. San Joaquin County is one of many chapters in California.

Family Resource and Referral Center (Resource and Referral Programs)
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

Family Resource and Referral Center 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 up to 13 years of age.
Fees: Sliding fee

Subsized Child Care program 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.

Lincoln Unified School District (Early Childhood Education)
Eligibility: For ASES: students attending Colonial Heights Elementary, Claudia Landeen, Don Riggio, Lincoln Elementary, Mable Barron Elementary, Tully C. Knoles Elementary, and John R. Williams Elementary SchoolsF...
Fees: Before and After school programs the fees depend on the hours and days needed. Subsidized care is available.

Lincoln Unified School District offers a number of programs:After School Education and Safety (ASES) provides after school care for children. The program has three main points: academics, enrichment and recreation. A snack is provided daily. Please contact the school directly, for more information.After School Education and Safety sites are as follows:Claudia Landeen Elementary, 4128 Feather River Drive, Stockton, (209) 953-8661. Serves grades K-6Colonial Heights Elementary, 8135 Balboa Avenue, ...

Lodi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (After School Programs and Camps)
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...

Lodi Unified School District (School Readiness and Preschool)
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

The State Preschool Program is offered three hours a day. The Head Start Program offers the option of a three and half hour day or six hour day. These district operated preschools are offered five days a week and follow 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 14 Lodi Unified School District school campuses. All classrooms are licensed by the Departmen...

Manteca Recreation and Community Services
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Manteca Recreation and Community Services 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 avai...

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).
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 (School Readiness)
Eligibility: Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Manteca Unified School District offers part-day preschool programs throughout Stockton, French Camp, Lathrop and Manteca.

Safety Council
Eligibility: Safety Council community courses are open to the public. Courses require the ability to read, write and understand spoken English in order to understand course content, instructor directions while on ...
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 Mature Driver Safety for senior driver insurance discountsDUI ProgramsForklift Operational Training 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...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center is committed to providing community members with information and access to a variety of agencies that provide services in the areas of human services, employment, health, nutrition, housing assistance and education services.Boggs Tract Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition Services:Government Commodity Program: Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month.Emergency Food Program & Donated Food: Emergency fo...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Lodi Community Service Center)
Eligibility: Clients must reside in specific zip code areas. Please call for more information. *Due to COVID-19, services and hours are changed. Only Food Distribution is offered: Donated food every day from 1:30 ...
Fees: None

Lodi Community Service Center provides families with emergency food on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., serving up 30 families. To qualify, families must be low-income residents living in San Joaquin County (Lodi, Galt, Thornton, Clements, Victor and Woodbridge). For emergency food, clients must bring the following documentation:( Photo ID and proof of address other than ID such as a PG&E, telephone bill or rent receipt). Identification is needed for each family member. They also provid...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (Head Start San Joaquin)
Eligibility: Need based services for children and pregnant mothers from birth to age 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 Family goal...

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.

The Delta College Child Development Center is currently closed of in-person services, however we are provide distance learning services. For more information contact nancy.cook@deltacollege.eduDelta College Child Development Center is licensed for 148 children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. The Center provides quality early childhood education and child care services The Center also serves as an optimal learning environment for early childhood education, nursing and other disciplines of stud...

Stockton Unified School District (Early Childhood Education/School Readiness Department)
Eligibility: Families must meet income eligibility requirements.
Fees: None

Stockton Unified School District's Early Childhood Education/School Readiness Department operates 53 State funded preschool classes and 41 Head Start classes. Stockton Unified uses Frog Street curriculum and offers a program where children can develop intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally in a nurturing setting. The Raising a Reader Take Home Book program is offered in many classes. Stockton Unified offers many services to children and families enrolled in the preschool program. ...

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.

Winning Village, Inc.
Eligibility: Low-income families.
Fees: Sliding scale. Family Resource and Referral Center is accepted for children ages 2-12 years.

Child care for children 2-13 years oldTutoringMentoringCollege-bound workshopsPlease call to schedule a appointment for additional details and eligibility. Due to COVID-19, the Center is temporarily closed.

YMCA of San Joaquin County (After School & Preschool Program)
Eligibility: Students in K-6 grades attending: Julia MorganManlio SilvaPodesta RanchElk Horn Aspire River OaksIn addition, toddlers and preschoolers ages one years old to kindergarten age are eliigble. ...
Fees: Vary

YMCA of San Joaquin County operates a before and after school program at the following sites: Julia Morgan Elementary, 3777 A.G. Spanos Boulevard, StocktonManlio Silva Elementary, 6250 Scotts Creek Drive, Stockton Podesta Ranch Elementary, 9950 Windmill Park Drive, StocktonElk Horn Elementary, 10505 North Davis Road, StocktonAspire River Oaks Charter School, 1801 Pyrenees Avenue, Stockton