Bananas – Child care referrals and resources 2018-04-15T13:34:38+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

april, 2018

25apr6:30 pm8:30 pm加州早期兒童教育人力資源信息庫簡介 (Introduction to the Workforce Registry)

25apr6:30 pm8:30 pmIntroduction to the Workforce Registry

25apr6:30 pm8:30 pmIntroducción del Registro del Personal de Cuidado Infantil y Educación Temprana

26apr10:00 am11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program

26apr6:30 pm8:30 pmLGBTQ Parent Support Group

26apr7:00 pm9:00 pmFathering from Within (4-part series)

28apr9:00 am12:30 pmNo more spaces leftThe Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE-2)


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 [...]

Become a Member of The California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry!

What is CA ECE Workforce Registry? The California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry is an efficient, web-based system designed to verify and securely store and track the employment, training, and education accomplishments of early childhood care [...]

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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