Bananas – Child care referrals and resources 2018-03-14T22:46:00+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

march, 2018

20mar10:30 am12:00 pmNew Mom’s Support Group (4-part series)

20mar7:00 pm9:00 pmPositive Parenting (6-Part Series)

22mar10:00 am11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program

22mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

22mar6:30 pm8:30 pmLGBTQ Provider Support Group

24mar8:45 am5:00 pmSold Out!RCP/CPR y Primeros Auxilios

24mar9:30 am1:30 pmKeeping our Children Healthy and Safe

27mar10:30 am12:00 pmNew Mom’s Support Group (4-part series)

27mar7:00 pm9:00 pmPositive Parenting (6-Part Series)

30mar9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.


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 Mourns the Loss of Meg Zweiback, Parent Educator

What an anxious or curious parent needs to hear is an assuring and informative response to their questions and concerns. That is exactly what Meg did for thousands of parents at BANANAS, and for decades. [...]

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

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