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Child Care Referrals

Free personalized referrals to licensed child care facilities (family child care homes and centers) for child care in Southern Alameda County (San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, and unincorporated Alameda County) are now available by phone and through the online link below. Walk-ins and in-person appointments are not available at this time.

Online Child Care Search

Tips and Other Resources

You can find tip sheets about child care for parents here.

Child Care Referral Line

(510) 244-0506

Referral Specialists are available Monday through Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm. If calling after these hours, please leave a voicemail and 4Cs staff will return your call within two business days.

4Cs Referral Policy

4Cs of Alameda County believes that parents are the ones who are best able to choose child care that meets their family’s particular needs. Our goal is to provide parents with information about a full range of child care services in southern Alameda County.

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