Bananas – Child care referrals and resources 2018-10-15T17:08:55+00:00

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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.

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october, 2018

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20oct9:00 am4:00 pmEvent OverPracticing Trauma-Informed Strategies and Observation Skills to Support Children (2nd in a Series)

23oct6:30 pm8:30 pmNo more spaces leftWorking with Spirited Children (4-Part Series)

24oct10:00 am12:00 pmBooties Camp: Baby Massage (3rd in a Series)

24oct7:00 pm9:00 pmNo more spaces leftSpirited Child

25oct10:00 am11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program

25oct7:00 pm9:00 pmFathering From Within (4-Part Series)

27oct8:30 am4:00 pmNo more spaces leftDRDP Beginner Training (2-Part Series)

30oct6:30 pm9:30 pmTrauma 102: Preventing Compassion Fatigue through Self-Care (3rd in a Series)

BANANAS Blog

  • Labor Day Family Fun

FUN DIY LABOR DAY WEEKEND IDEAS

Labor Day marks the end of summer, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of fun! While many children are already back in school, this three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate [...]

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 [...]

CDC MILESTONE TRACKER APP

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Track a child’s milestones from 2 mos to 5 yrs with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips for encouraging a child's development; and learn what to do if you are concerned about how a child is developing.

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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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