Talk, Read, Sing, & Play at Oakland’s New Literacy Playground!

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Oakland's New Literacy Playground

EXCITING NEWS! We just learned that former Golden State Warriors player and current Warriors Community Ambassador, Adonal Foyle, will be at this event! Calling all children, parents, child care providers, grandparents, aunts, siblings, and friends who care for little ones! September 20th marks the debut of Oakland’s newest literacy playground. As … Read More

CCIP Appreciation Brunch!

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We’re all about appreciation! On Saturday, May 21, CCIP staff members Eva Chou, Soyla Madrigal, and Yu Fong Wang put together an amazing event for our hard-working CCIP providers. The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) gives individuals the professional training and support needed to open a successful family child care business. It is … Read More

Take Action for Children!

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Right now there are three pieces of legislation that have the power to positively impact the lives of children, families, and child care professionals. BANANAS is part of the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network, a system of nonprofit agencies that serves every region in the state with important child care … Read More

Remembering a Pioneer – Patty Siegel

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It was the holiday break when the news spread throughout the child care system that one of our most beloved leaders had passed. As I sit at my desk and write this I can’t help but think that I wouldn’t be where I’m at, right here, right now working at … Read More

Join Our Community of Support!

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I gave to BANANAS on #GivingTuesday.

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we are so grateful to be working with families, children, and child care providers. We love the work we do and appreciate all the generosity we receive from our supporters. This has been an exciting year with new features arriving at our agency, including Online Referrals, an Online Child Care Job … Read More