Child Care and Preschool

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Parents, Child Care and Preschool Providers and Community!

Need help finding, starting or improving local preschool or child care programs?

The City of Redwood City recognizes the importance of high-quality child care and preschool programs to both residents and workers in our community. We provide assistance to individuals and groups interested in starting new programs, to existing programs, and to families looking for child care or preschool services.

Interested in learning about a study of the child care and preschool supply gap in Redwood City? Click here.

For Parents

Try our new interactive Child Care Center Locator map! 

Types of Available Child Care and Preschool

Frequently Asked Questions
Infant/Toddler/Preschool Centers in Redwood City
(in printable pdf format)
School-Age Child Care Centers (for 5- to 12-year-olds) pdf
Licensed Family Child Care Homes in Redwood City
More referrals available from 4Cs and SMFCCA
Choosing Quality Child Care or Preschool (from 4Cs)
Family Resources Guide for Redwood City


 Redwood City and North Fair Oaks Community Resources Handbooks (English and Spanish)

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

For Child Care/Preschool Operators

How to Start a Child Care or Preschool Program in Redwood City
Resources for Family Child Care Homes
Resources for Child Care and Preschool Centers

For Advocates and Planners

Redwood City Child Care Policies
Child Care and Preschool Data  Read about the Redwood City supply gap study!

Child Care Needs Assessment, San Mateo County and City data 2017