Parents can obtain free information on licensed child-care facilities that match their needs. Listings are maintained on licensed child-care centers, family child-care homes, before and after-school programs, public and private schools, and child-care assistance programs.
Child Care & Babysitting
No-cost, drop-in after-school programs A.S.A.P. (After-School Activity Program) are available at 18 local parks.
American Red Cross offers babysitting and child-care training courses for ages 11 and older. They also offer first aid and CPR/AED certification courses. Online and in-person classes available.
Care.com allows families to search for, qualify, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers. Care.com offers child care, senior care, pet care and more. They also provide the opportunity to become a care.com sitter.
A professional organization for licensed family child care providers. They offer free referrals to parents who are looking for quality child care throughout the Orange County area.
Safe Sitter is for boys and girls who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. Safe Sitter is taught by over 850 organizations coast to coast. Courses cover safety, first aid, rescue, CPR and more.
Sittercity connects families with sitters and sitters with families. They screen sitter ratings, reviews, personal references, and perform background checks.
Sitters Unlimited helps families acquire temporary or permanent, ongoing or occasional––even last-minute––care for children, pets and more. They also providing in-room hotel care for traveling families.
UrbanSitter plugs into your existing social networks to find babysitters and nannies your personal connections use and love. Find, interview, book, and pay baby sitters all in one place.