Bananas – Child care referrals and resources 2018-05-14T10:24:40+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

may, 2018

22may6:30 pm9:30 pmPreventing Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care - Trauma 102 (2nd in a Series)

23may10:00 am12:00 pmBooties Camp: Baby Yoga (4th in a Series)

23may7:00 pm9:00 pmNo more spaces leftSpirited Child (6-Part Series)

24may10:00 am11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program

24may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

24may6:30 pm8:30 pmLGBTQ Provider Support Group

28may9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

30may7:00 pm9:00 pmNo more spaces leftSpirited Child (6-Part Series)


Thank You for Making UnPeeled a Success

BANANAS UnPeeled Children’s Carnival held on April 14, 2018 at Urban Adamah was a one-of-a-kind family event. Yes, it was a huge success! We owe it to no one else but our community that [...]

Raise a Reader with ‘The Berkeley Baby Book Project’

What could the amazing City of Berkeley have in common with the vibrant music legend Dolly Parton? They both love giving books to young children. And so does BANANAS! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has teamed [...]

New Law for Child Care Providers — Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training

Parents have many fears when it comes to their children. But the worst nightmare a parent can have is finding out that his or her child is being abused while in the care of someone [...]

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!

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