Child Care Referral Services

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. The staff at Children’s Council helps families understand their options and offer guidance on indicators of quality.

We also provide free referrals to other local resources such as employment, housing, health care, and after school and summer programs.

Children’s Council also offers the most comprehensive database of licensed child care in San Francisco. 

Click here to use our Mobile-Friendly Child Care Finder

Our counselors are available Mon-Thu 8:30am to 4pm, and Fri 8:30am to noon.

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.