State Child Development Programs


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Family Childcare Services

The State child development program operates a Family Child Care Option which provides child care services to children in a licensed child care home setting with contracted providers. Providers receive the benefits of training and support by an assigned Family Childcare Specialist. The childcare option provides many enhanced features for participating providers and families.

  • Regular visits to the licensed home to ensure health and safety
  • Requirements that the business carry liability insurance
  • Requirements that the provider and assistants obtain periodic Tuberculosis tests and CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Monthly provider trainings on a variety of topics
  • Developmental assessments are completed on each child
  • Environment rating scales completed on the home annually and needed improvements made to increase program quality
  • Parent education opportunities provided

Family Childcare Service Locations

Fresno County

Contact: Blanca Verduzco, Family Services Advocate
(559) 846-5352

Kern County

Contact: Joyce Hurtado, Family Childcare Specialist
(661) 599-6857

Orange County

Contact – Maria Weise, Family Childcare Specialist
(714) 836-4625

San Luis Obispo County

Providers Contact: Francisca Velasquez,
Family Childcare Specialist
(805) 544-4355 ext 276

Parents Contact: Maria Lopez-Montoya, Family Services Advocate
(805) 544-4355 ext 282