If you would like to start a child care program or provide family child care in your home, a great place to start is the Provider page of the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County (4Cs) website. The 4Cs offers information and workshops about how to become licensed and much more. You can also call the 4Cs at their provider technical assistance line: (650) 517-1460.
For specific information about licensing, Community Care Licensing Division of California is the state agency responsible for licensing and monitoring family child care homes and child care centers to ensure that they provide safe and healthy environments for children. For more information visit their webpage, Community Care Licensing Division of California, or call their San Bruno office at (650) 266-8843.