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Catalyst Community - El Dorado

Main Office
M-Th: 8:30-4:00, F: 9-12
Services in English, Spanish
South Lake Tahoe Office
M-Th: 8:30-4:00
Services in English, Spanish
Alpine Office
Tu-F: 9:30-4:00
Services in English

Catalyst Community (CFC) is a non-profit organization that has provided innovative childcare solutions to support children, families, and childcare providers since 1976 in El Dorado and Alpine counties. Our mission is to enrich children's lives through innovative support, education, and enhanced family and provider services.

Catalyst Community - El Dorado Website

Main Office
3161 Cameron Park Dr., Ste.101, Cameron Park CA 95682
(530) 676-0707

South Lake Tahoe Office
870 Emerald Bay Rd. Ste. 400/401, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 541-5848

Alpine Office
100 Foothill Road, Ste. D - 6, Markleeville CA 96120
(530) 694-2129
Program highlights
Child Care Referrals

We believe all parents and guardians should have equal access to information regarding available child care services. This is why we provide a child care referral list of licensed child care program providers to use when searching for child care. This information is provided free of charge. However, the information we provide is not meant to be a recommendation. We only provide parents and guardians with the information–it’s up to them to make their own decisions. We cannot guarantee or vouch for the quality of any provider or program included on a child care referral list. We urge all parents and guardians to look into each program and find one that fits their unique needs.

Child Care Initiative Project

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a training program to assist aspiring home-based child care providers improve the quality of care they offer. The CCIP training series provides help with the licensing process, tips for getting started, home visits, pre-license inspections, and customized 1:1 support. The program also offers learning opportunities and workshops on topics ranging from business practices to healthy and safety and more. CCIP training is available to anyone interested in family child care licensing. Providers who currently offer home-based child care (licensed or not), or anyone interested in starting one, is encouraged to learn more.