Bananas – Child care referrals and resources 2018-07-31T14:06:24+00:00

BANANAS mission is to partner with families and child care providers to raise happy, confident children. We offer child care referrals and resources to families with young children and child care professionals in the Northern Alameda County cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda. If you need assistance with paying for child care, call us to see if you qualify for a subsidy program.

We welcome families and child care providers to sign up for our parent education classes, professional development trainings, and playgroups held here at BANANAS and out in the community. Sign up for sessions under Workshops & Trainings.

Workshops for Parents, FFN, & Child Care Providers

august, 2018

19aug8:45 am5:00 pmSold Out!Preventive Health

25aug8:45 am5:00 pmSold Out!RCP/CPR y Primeros Auxilios

30aug10:00 am11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program


The ABC’s of School Readiness

At the start of a new school year, it’s natural for parents to feel anxious about sending their child off to kindergarten. You want to make sure that your preschooler is completely ready for their [...]

Announcing Our New Logo!

We’ve got exciting news to share. BANANAS has a new logo! As we continue to grow and serve more families and child care providers, we want our brand to best reflect what we believe in and [...]

BANANAS welcomes your generous partnership and support. Donations in any amount will make a difference for young children.

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We welcome both parents and licensed child care centers to post jobs on our online community job board!

Job Board/Listing

Download the most current seasonal catalog for classes, workshops, and trainings.

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