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
Child-care services are provided for a fee at PCC and LAC (some subsidized funding is available). High-quality preschool education for children between 2-5 years of age is available for students, staff and community on either campus.
No-cost, drop-in after-school programs A.S.A.P. (After-School Activity Program) are available at 26 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, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way. Care.com offers child care, senior care, pet care and more. They also provide the opportunity to become a care.com sitter.
The following agencies and businesses provide an activity-filled, drop-off evening for kids where they can enjoy crafts, games, food, activities, movies, and more!
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 in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. 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.