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Community Connection for Child Care

M-F: 7:30-5:00
Services in English, Spanish

Community Connection for Child Care (CCCC) is a child development and family services agency dedicated to providing options, education and support to children, families, child development professionals and the community. CCCC is dedicated to helping parents find and pay for quality child care for their children. Our loyalty is extended to the child care providers in Kern County.

Community Connection for Child Care Website

Main Office
2000 K Street, Suite 110 Bakersfield CA 93301
(661) 861-5200
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.

Toy Lending Library

Licensed Family Child Care Providers are eligible to check out toys, books, games, and other educational materials to help improve the quality of their programs.

Child Care Initiative Project

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a training program to assist aspiring home-based child care providers to 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 support. The program also offers learning opportunities and workshops on topics ranging from business practices to health 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, are encouraged to learn more.

Professional Development and Training

Interested in workshops to help you offer high quality child care? CCCC offers many workshops on a variety of topics like: early brain development, positive guidance, running a child care business, and the importance of play. Most workshops are free and though they are designed for family child care providers they are open to the entire community. For more information about workshops at CCCC check out the training and events section of our web site.

How To Become Licensed

Want to start a child care center or licensed child care in your home? Contact a resource and referral counselor at 661-861-5200 to learn how to get started in your own home based family child care business. If you want to start a child care center call 661-861-5200 for information about the process.

USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Join the thousands of child care centers and family child care providers already reaping the benefits of CACFP! Program information: • Meal Reimbursement • Free Resources • Training and Guidance • Networking Opportunities • Links to Best Practices • On-Site Assistance • Messages for Parents … and more!

Child Care Subsidies

Looking for help paying for child care services? CCCC has several programs that help eligible families pay for child care. The Alternative Payment (AP) program provides direct payments for child care for low income working or student parents. Funds for this program are very limited and there is always a long list of parents needing services. CalWORKs provides direct payments for CalWORKs parents. For more information about either program parents should call 661-861-5200.

Emergency Foster Bridge Program

You may qualify for a child care voucher through the Bridge Program! Community Connection for Child Care in partnership with Kern County Department of Human Services is proud to offer the Bridge Program to qualifying Resource Families/Caregivers/Substitute Care Providers. Please talk to your social worker about your interest in the Bridge Program or contact Community Connection for Child Care at 661-861-5200.

Preventative Health and Safety Certification

Community Connection for Child Care, through the California Department of Education Preventative Health and Safety Practices Trainer Program, is offering no cost Preventative Health and Safety Practices Training. These trainings satisfy the 8-hour training requirements set forth by the State of California and Community Care Licensing to become a Licensed In-Home Family Child Care Provider.