Parents & Families

Child Care Providers

Workshops & Trainings






In-person visits are available by appointment only



All services are available for families and providers.  Staff can be contacted via email or phone.
Main Phone: 510-658-7353
Main Email:
Child Care Referrals Phone: 510-658-0381
Child Care Referrals Email:

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.

Spring 2023 Catalog

Spring Catalog 2023

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The more families sign up for messages, the more parents and children in Alameda County will be connected to valuable resources and programs in our community. We all benefit when parents and caregivers feel supported and connected to local services. 92% of caregivers report feeling more confident as a result of receiving Bright by Text messages, and their children are, on average, 3 months ahead of a comparison group in language development. Encourage families to sign up by texting the word “BANANAS” to 274448.

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