Serving Children and Families

How do I become a Family Child Care Provider?

The Del Norte Child Care Council provides a range of support to increase the number of quality child care providers in Del Norte County and support those currently providing child care.  Please contact us to learn about the support available to you while working towards obtaining your Family Child Care license.   Call us at 464-8311.  The basic steps are:

  • Attend a Community Care Licensing (CCL) Orientation.
  • Attend basic Health and Safety Training.
  • Attend a Mandated Reporter Training.
  • Obtain a criminal background check clearance.
  • Submit a licensing application to CCL.
  • Pass a CCL home inspection.

Community Care Licensing (CCL) Orientations for family child care homes are offered online only at the California Child Care Licensing website.  Please contact Community Care Licensing (530) 895-5033 to apply. 

First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety

The Del Norte Child Care Council works closely with a certified American Red Cross instructor from Humboldt County who provides First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety classes throughout the year.  You can find a schedule of classes under Events on this website or call 464-8311 for more information.  

Health and Safety Training Reimbursement These funds provide reimbursement to eligible individuals who successfully complete qualified training during the fiscal year in Del Norte County. Funds are limited! Questions? Contact the Resource and Referral at 464-8311.

Child Care Provider Resources:

Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) provides technical assistance, training and support for individuals who are:

  • starting their family child care home
  • adding infants and toddlers to their existing child care program
  • willing to improve the quality of their program
  • increasing their FCC license capacity, or
  • expanding to offer non-traditional hours of care.

2021-2022 Provider Training Calendar- dates and topics available (here- link to 2021-2022 CCIP Training Calendar)

Important Community Care Licensing (CCL) Updates

For updates and information from California Child Care Licensing.

How do I become a TrustLine Provider?

TrustLine is a registry created by the California Legislature as an important tool for parents to use when selecting an in-home or home care provider for their children. All child care providers listed with TrustLine have submitted their fingerprints to the California Department of Justice and have no disqualifying criminal convictions in California. In addition, some but not all, child care providers listed with TrustLine have also received a clearance from an FBI criminal record check. For more information about TrustLine, visit, or call 1.800.822.8490.

Toy Room and Lending Library

The Del Norte Child Care Council offers a Toy Room and Lending Library for families and child care providers.  The Toy Room is full of a wide variety of toys including a play kitchen, work bench, dolls, puzzles, games, music, infant toys and much more.  

Families and child care providers are invited to come play in the toy room Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00, and may join our lending library for a small fee, allowing you to borrow toys.

Del Norte Child Care Council also has a video and book library, which contains many items for your child’s enjoyment, as well as helpful parenting resources.

You may join the Lending Library during regular Toy Room hours, any Tuesday from 9:00-12:00.  There is a contract to sign and small fee of $5.00/year for families, $10.00/year for family child care providers, and $15.00 /year for preschools and centers.

How many toys can you borrow?

Families may borrow up to three items.  When returned clean and on time you may increase the number of items by one each time you borrow, not to exceed 8 items at any one time.  Items are borrowed for a period of 2 weeks.

Child care providers may borrow items for up to one month, with the same terms and conditions as families.

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