Family, Friend, & Neighbor Caregivers

Health and Safety Resources

Child Care Connection (CCC) provides information, training, and other resources to child care providers who are not required to be licensed in California (e.g. family, friend, neighbor, etc.) and who are providing child care for families. Many of the families receiving child care through FFN providers receive state-funded support to pay for child care through CCC. CCC can assist you if you are interested in becoming a FFN child care provider for a family on one of our child care subsidy programs or if you need more information about FFN child care. You can email [email protected] or call (760) 873-5123 for more information.

Trustline

TrustLine is the California registry of in-home and license-exempt child care providers (babysitters and nannies) who have passed a background check. TrustLine was created by the California Legislature to give parents an important tool to use when selecting a caregiver for their children. It is the only authorized screening program of in-home and license-exempt caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI and access to California’s Child Abuse Central Index. TrustLine is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics. Child Care Connection is here to assist you with the Trustline application process; email kgrie[email protected]g or call (760) 873-5123 for more information.

TrustLine can be reached at 1-800-822-8490 or www.trustline.org.

Trustline Brochure: (English) (Español)

Please visit the "Health and Safety (COVID-19 Resources)" section on the Child Care Connection homepage for a detailed list of health and safety resources.

Training and Educational Resources

Coronavirus Resources & Information for Families

To find information, resources, and activities for families with young children whose schools and childcare providers have closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic click here.

Child Care Initiative Project

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) focuses on capacity building and quality improvement of family child care & license-exempt child care. CCIP is found in every county and implemented by every R&R in California. In Inyo County CCIP is coordinated through Child Care Connection (CCC). CCIP hosts monthly training opportunities and is actively working to schedule web-based training opportunities in place of in-person training during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information email [email protected] or call (760) 873-5123 x. 0.


Play Days

Play Day is a locally funded literacy-based play group where FFN child care providers and the children in their care can engage in hands-on, fun learning experiences together. Although we cannot currently offer in-person Play Days opportunities to FFN providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Play Days coordinator is working hard to make sure activity ideas and materials are mailed to FFN provider homes. If you are a FFN provider and would like to make sure you are on the mailing list to receive Play Days activity ideas email: [email protected] or call (760) 873-5123 x. 0

Resource and Referral Network -- Mariela’s Music Time

Music and Play Time videos are now available for home-based providers to enjoy with the children in their care. Every video session includes interactive bilingual songs and fun activities in English and Spanish. A new recording will be shared every Wednesday and Friday from April 15 through May 15.

Join Weekly on Facebook @ 10:00 a.m.

Watch Previous Episodes of Mariela's Music Time

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Week 4 Theme: Music and Play Time

Episode 7: Lets Learn About Families!

Episode 8: Bilingual Songs and Dances!


Week 3 Theme: We will learn about yummy, healthy foods

Episode 5: Keeping our bodies strong and eating every color of the rainbow

Episode 6: Exercise and Breathing

Week 2 Theme: Managing Emotions-Navegando Emociones

Episode 3: Big feelings/Small feelings, Happy Dance, Deep Breathing

Episode 4: Identify our Feelings, Calming Bottles, Many Faces of Feelings

Week 1 Theme: Hábitos Saludables - Healthy Habits

Episode 1: Keep healthy: handwashing, covering coughs & sneezes, brushing teeth & bathing

Episode 2: Helping hands: clean up time & helping with chores around the home