Alameda County is opening in phases. Check the current status on the Alameda County Department of Public Health website to determine what activities are permitted. BANANAS follows the guidance of the Alameda County Department of Public Health. We do our best to keep our database updated with the current status of child care programs. During this time, many programs have closed or reduced services and their program profile may not reflect their current status. Thank you for your understanding, flexibility and patience.

If you want to check out guidance from the State of California, you can check out their COVID-19 website.

For additional questions and assistance, please contact the referrals team at 510-658-0381 OR referrals@bananasbunch.org


For child care programs in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, and Alameda please fill out the child care referral search form below. Child care searches can be done by: age of the child, type of program, hours of care, and area of care needed. Referrals include the name of the program, telephone number, license number, and additional information about the child care program.

Parents have the right to get information about any substantiated or inconclusive complaints about any licensed child care provider by calling the California Department of Social Services at 844-538-8766. You can also perform a facility search on their website. This site contains five years’ worth of information on child care programs including inspection reports. Never rely on this information alone to make a decision about a facility. Always visit facilities in person to ensure that it meets your family’s needs.

Thank you.

If you are looking for a nanny, visit our Job Listings Board. For a nanny share or guidance on hiring a nanny, please call our referral line for assistance.