Connections For Children is the non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving child care providers, educators, and parents in the West Los Angeles and South Bay communities. We offer assistance to parents and child care professionals seeking information, referrals, and education. We are an important voice in support of quality child care and early education. Connections For Children has linked children's advocates, service providers, and parents about issues affecting children and families for over 25 years.
Our mission is to help all children reach their full potential by supporting families' access to high quality child care and education.
Each year Connections For Children helps over 6,000 families select the quality child care placements that best suit their individual needs. We offer free referrals, financial assistance, and parent education programs. Our staff of child care specialists is committed to supporting children and families through information, resources, and referrals in all aspects of child and family development.
We offer many workshops for parents, sharing tips on tantrums, toilet teaching, and positive discipline, and other important aspects of children’s development. We administer several child care subsidy programs, helping about 800 families cover child care costs for over 1,250 children. Connections For Children also works with more than 500 child care providers in our region, helping them build secure and enriching experiences for over 14,000 children.
We offer a wide range of programs for child care providers, including professional development workshops, grants to improve facilities, and onsite technical assistance consultations.Our Mobile Toy Loan van makes stops at Family Child Care Homes throughout the area, delivering a variety of toys and books on a rotating basis.
Connections For Children is an advocate for quality child care and early education. We work closely with parents, child care providers, business and community leaders to promote quality services for children and their families. We serve as a clearinghouse for information on child care services, parenting, and child development and safety.
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