Child Care and Baby Sitting

Child care resources, plus referrals and sitter training. Also see: “Play Groups,” “Schools” and “Youth and Family Groups,” For additional resources, see our current issue.

Bowers Kidseum After-School Program

Kidseum offers a free after-school program for Santa Ana children grades 2-8 (younger siblings K-1st will be considered). Each day Kidseum educators spend one hour assisting students with their homework.

Children’s Home Society of California

A central coordinating link for child care and child development services. Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs.

Hourly Baby Sitting

A list of websites that provide a search for sitters in your area.

Information and Referrals

Organizations that offer information about, and referrals to, child-care programs and providers.

Kid Works Children’s Center

Spanish Dual-Immersion After-school Kindergarten for children ages 5-6 who are attending the local kindergartens in the area.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

No-cost, drop-in after-school programs A.S.A.P. (After-School Activity Program) are available at 26 local parks.

Sitter Training

Training for boys and girls (10+). covering basic first aid, child behavior, safety skills and how to market their new business.