Child Care Services -
 Helpful Links

Helpful Links for Parents and Providers

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

City of Milpitas Information

For Families with Special Needs Children

Milpitas Unified School District

Home Schooling Resources

Santa Clara County Resources

California Resources

National Resources

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

Please Note: The City of Milpitas Recreation Services Child Care Program provides this information as a service to the public. The City does not endorse the specific agencies and organizations listed below.

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies:


Northern Alameda County’s resource and referral agency has lots of free downloadable parent and provider resources.

Find Child Care Resources and Referrals to Babysitters and Day Care.

Choices for Children

This resource and referral agency provides innovative child care solutions to communities, families, and child care providers.

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County (4Cs)

This local state designated resource and referral agency helps parents find child care and offers many services for providers.

City of Milpitas Information:

City of Milpitas Website

The official City website which covers all elements of City Government.

City of Milpitas Recreation Services

Provides recreational opportunities, parks and facilities for all residents of Milpitas including special events and fun programs and activities for children and adults.

Go Milpitas Website

An independent site that offers information on all aspects of the Milpitas Community including a daily calendar of local events and a listing of interesting places to go with children.

Milpitas Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber works to promote and enhance the commercial, professional, economic and educational well being of Milpitas and serves as a resource and information center.

Milpitas Community Library

Our local library is a bustling hive of activity including programs for adults, teens, children and story times.

For Families with Special Needs Children:

Inclusion Collaborative

This collaborative focuses on the successful inclusion of children with special needs (birth through age five) in child care, preschool programs and the community through education, advocacy and awareness.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

The hub resource for parents with children with special needs – PHP helps children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.

Milpitas Unified School District:

Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD)

Milpitas’ unified school district is comprised of two child development sites, nine elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.

Home Schooling Resources:

A to Z Home’s Cool

A local website jam-packed with great information and links to home schooling resources.

Go Milpitas’ California Home Schooling Resource Page

More California homeschool resources.

Milpitas Home School Yahoo Group

Milpitas Homeschool Support group uses this email list for announcements, home education discussions, a bit of socializing, and exchanging information.

Santa Clara County Resources:

E3 Institute

This agency supports and strengthens early childhood professional development through education, recruitment, and financial incentives including our local early childhood educators stipend program.

First 5 Santa Clara County

This organization supports the healthy development of children through age 5 and enriches the lives of their families and communities by administering the local distribution of Proposition 10 funds.

Kids in Common

A cross-sector collaborative between government, private industry, the non-profit sector, the education community and the general public supporting the vision “all our children will thrive socially, emotionally and intellectually”.

Local Early Education Planning Council

A collaborative association of representatives from the early care and education field, including parents, child care providers, businesses, and government.

Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program (PACEAPP)

A child care subsidy program serving low-income families and their child care providers .

Project Cornerstone

The Santa Clara County-wide collaborative working to mobilize our entire community to shift from simply reacting to children and youth as problems to connecting with them so they can thrive via a focus on developmental assets.

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Serves as the county’s central office for public education, providing support services to Santa Clara County’s 32 school districts and serves as a regional resource for the districts, students, parents, agencies, and businesses.

California Resources:

Children’s Home Society of California

Provides a variety of services to children and families in California and nationwide - working to improve their quality of life by offering vital informational, educational, and resource services, which include Community Education Services, Child Care and Development Services, and Family Resource Services.

Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Program

This state agency licenses and monitors Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers in an effort to ensure that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children who are in day care.

First 5 California (Children and Families First Commission)

A broad-based, multi-year, non-partisan advocacy campaign to achieve voluntary preschool for all 4-year-olds in California.

Early Edge

The Chamber works to promote and enhance the commercial, professional, economic and educational well being of Milpitas and serves as a resource and information center.


California's registry of in-home child care providers, tutors and in-home counselors who have passed a background screening.

National Resources:

Child Care Law Center

A national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8 – also oversees center accreditation program.

National Association for Family Child Care

NAFCC provides technical assistance to family child care associations through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality and professionalism through NAFCC's Family Child Care Accreditation.

Raising a Reader

An organization which fosters healthy brain development, parent-child bonding, and early literacy skills critical for school success by engaging parents in a routine of daily “book cuddling” with their children from birth to age five.

Search Institute

An independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities - including developmental assets.

Zero to Three

The nation’s leading resource on the first years of life has resources for parents and providers.

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Resources:

California Department of Social Services Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP)

This state department is committed to improving the quality of life for California's children and families by working to prevent child abuse and neglect - also develops and distributes information to individuals and organizations.

Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County

The Council’s mission is to protect children from abuse and neglect by their parents and caregivers, and from the systems designed to protect them.

Child Welfare League of America

The nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization is committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Prevent Child Abuse America

This national organization builds awareness, provides education and inspires hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children at both the national and local levels.