Child Care Provider Workshops

Child Care Provider Workshops are designed to provide supportive, relevant information to professionals in the child care field and those interested in becoming child care providers. We also hold mandatory Health & Safety Trainings for providers.

Inclusion Services

BANANAS provides training specifically designed for child care providers as they build inclusive programs for children with special needs. We serve as an effective advocate on the benefits of inclusive child care.

Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

CCIP is designed to recruit, train, and retain family child care providers. We provide assistance with setting up a family child care business and becoming licensed, and we offer one-on-one consultations, pre-licensing home visits, and on-going technical assistance to aspiring child care providers.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

BANANAS is currently collaborating with First 5 Alameda County in the Quality Counts Program. QRIS is a rating and quality improvement program that helps early care and education programs identify areas requiring improvement and provides support to improve the quality of child care so that more children with high needs are attending quality programs. Our staff provides on-site coaching to participating child care providers.

Child Care Referral Database

BANANAS has a database of more than 900 licensed child care providers who are located in our six-city service area (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont). Once a provider receives a child care license in a city we serve, they are welcome to contact our Resource & Referral Department. Following an intake appointment where we collect information about the program, including operating hours, cost, capacity, and other details, the provider has the option to be added to our database.

Resources & Publications

BANANAS maintains a library of handouts and videos that cover a wide range of topics for providers, including licensing, snack ideas, and exploring the senses with children. Many videos are available in Spanish and a variety of handouts are printed in both Spanish and Chinese.

To see a list of our handouts, click here.
For more information on checking out videos, click here.

may, 2017

22may1:00 pm- 2:30 pmEastmont Library Playgroup

23may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmDrop-In Hours

24may10:00 am- 12:00 pmNo more spaces leftBooties Camp: Baby Massage

24may10:30 am- 12:00 pmBANANAS Playgroup

24may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmDrop-In Hours

25may9:30 am- 11:30 am81st Avenue Library Playgroup

25may10:00 am- 11:30 amMelrose Library Playgroup

25may10:00 am- 11:00 amOpening a Family Child Care Program

25may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmDrop-In Hours

27may2:30 pm- 4:30 pm如何將家營造成孩子良好的學習環境 (Supporting Your Children Learning at Home)

29may9:30 am- 5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

30may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmDrop-In Hours

31may10:00 am- 12:00 pmNo more spaces leftBooties Camp: Baby Sleep

31may10:30 am- 12:00 pmBANANAS Playgroup

31may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmDrop-In Hours