Market Your Program to Parents

Let us help you market your program to thousands of local parents through our referral database and our mobile-friendly Child Care Finder.

Each year Children’s Council provides more than 10,000 referrals to families searching for licensed child care providers in San Francisco. Listing your program and keeping your information up-to-date is an excellent way to let families know about your program.

List Your Program in Our Database

To be listed in our database, you must:

1. Download and complete an application:

2. Submit a copy of your current, valid child care license

Updating Your Listing
We are available to assist you with changes Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 415-276-6449 or send us an email.

Provider Licensing Information
Community Care Licensing is the state agency responsible for licensing and monitoring family child care homes and child care centers.

Parents and guardians can contact Community Care Licensing for information about a facility’s license. They can learn about any complaints on the provider’s record. Any provider being investigated for a complaint will be placed on Children’s Council’s inactive list. We cannot provide referrals to a provider until the investigation concludes and they return to active status.

For more information on Community Care Licensing, visit or call 1-888-Let-UsNo (1.888.538.8766).

For more information on becoming a licensed child care provider, click here.