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The Hively Team helps parents find and pay for child care, provide parent education and support to ensure that children get the best start possible, guidance and training for people interested in building sustainable, high quality child care businesses. By providing counseling and resources, we ensure that children and families throughout Alameda County have the resources they need to thrive.

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Main Office
7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 150, Pleasanton CA 94588
(925) 417-8733
Program highlights
Hively Helps Families Pay for Child Care

Hively manages several Federal, State, and county funds to help families pay for child care in Alameda County. Some of these programs are CalWORKS Stages 1,2,3, California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP) and the Emergency Child Care for Children in Foster Care also known as The Bridge Program. If you need assistance paying for child care please go to

Inclusion Services for Families and Providers

Hively provides inclusion services for childcare programs and families. Through resources, free training, and one on one conversations, learn more about creating inclusive spaces and caring for children with special needs.

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.

Provider Book Club

Join us for our weekly child care Provider Book Club! All child care providers are invited to join Hively staff and guest readers as we share our children's book library with you! Providers in Hively's service area, the Tri- Valley (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Sunol) will receive a free copy of their favorite book read that month. Build your children's book library resources and the tools to implement them into your child care program!

Hively Family Resource Center

The Hively Family Resource Center (HFRC) provides a one-stop shop for families to obtain all the basic necessities they need, including diapers, food, clothing, children’s books and housewares. All the resources are provided free of charge to families in need. Our goal for the HFRC is to have a safe space for our families to access the resources they need with love and dignity.

Mental Health Services

Hively provides mental health services for clients who have medi-cal, clients referred through Department of Social Services (DSS) who are involved with Child Protective Services (CPS), Beacon which contracts with medi-cal, other managed care networks and sliding scale fee for clients who either do not have insurance or do not want to use their insurance. Sliding scale fee starts at $25.00.

Child Care Provider Coaching and Training Services

Hively’s Quality Counts (QC) Coach provides training, coaching, and technical assistance to center based and family home child care programs enrolled in Alameda County’s QC. Enrolled child care programs receive assistance with creating a Quality Improvement Plan, identifying and implementing strategic goals designed to enhance the quality of child care programs, referrals to quality improvement resources, one on one and group support, and stipend opportunities.

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.