Child care providers have an important job and we want to help them do it well. We not only offer training and other resources for child care providers, but our referral program helps place providers with families who need them. We currently support, train and refer nearly 950 child care providers in our service area.
Pathways LA offers free coaching to professional child care providers. Our coaching program focuses on improving child care quality including interactions with children, supporting children’s growth and development, and improving child care environments. Click here to learn more about coaching.
Every month, Pathways LA refers hundreds of parents to child care providers. Our free referral service connects parents seeking child care and early education programs to licensed family child care homes and child care centers in our service area. If you are a licensed child care provider in the Pathways LA service area and are interested in a free listing in our referral database, please contact us here or call one of our friendly Resource & Referral specialists at 213-427-2710.
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Quality Start Los Angeles
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Becoming a licensed child care provider
Attend a Community Care Licensing Orientation
Visit the Community Care Licensing office of your choice to attend and receive your orientation certificate
Submit a licensing application to Community Care Licensing
Community Care Licensing will mail you a letter with your potential facility number once your application is received.
Schedule a pre-licensing visit
Community Care Licensing works with you to schedule a visit. Once this is completed successfully, they will issue a family child care license.