Starting a Child Care Program
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’s page of the website of the Children’s Council of San Francisco. They offer information about becoming a child care provider, training workshops, how to become licensed, and more. You can also phone the Children’s Council at 415.276.2900 for more information about becoming a child care provider.
For possible help creating, upgrading, or improving your child care space, the Low Income Investment Fund provides loans to child care providers, and delivers specialized training and technical assistance on all aspects of facilities design, development, and financing to child care operators.