Market Your Program to Parents

Let us help you market your program to thousands of local parents through our referral database and our Online 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. Download and sign our Resource and Referral database policy
  3. Set up a site visit
  4. Submit a copy of your current, valid child care license

For more information, or to request a paper copy of the application, contact our Resource and Referral line at 415.343.3300.

Updating Your Listing
Please complete our Provider Update Form. You can type directly into the form, then email it to us at You can also print the form and mail or bring it to Children’s Council. We are available to assist you with changes Mon-Thu 8:30am – 4pm and Fri 8:30am-noon. You can reach us by phone at 415.343.3300.

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 650.266.8843.

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