Child Care Referral Services
Our counselors are available Mon-Thu 8:30am to 4pm, and Fri 8:30am to noon.
Children’s Council’s offices are open to the public, but please read our health and safety guidelines before stopping by.
445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5pm
Resource and Referral Line: 415.343.3300
Front Desk: 415.276.2900
You may also send us an email.
A child care referral is a list of licensed child care programs provided to a parent or guardian, based on their needs and requirements. A referral is not a recommendation. Our staff helps families understand their options and offer guidance on indicators of quality.
Children’s Council offers the most comprehensive database of licensed child care in San Francisco. Click here to use our Mobile-Friendly Child Care Finder
We also provide free referrals to other local resources such as employment, housing and health care, as well as after school and summer programs.
Learn more about types of child care programs in our Online Help Center.
Learn more about out of school time programs in our Online Help Center
Children’s Council respects the confidential nature of the information we receive from parents and child care providers. Click here for our detailed confidentiality policy.