California Child Care Initiative Project (C.C.I.P.)


The California Child Care Initiative Project is a program which increases the supply of licensed and exempt, quality child care. It was created in 1985 by BankAmerica Foundation and the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network and works by funding community-based Child Care Resource and Referral agencies.
 
In our community this means:
  • Assessment and targeting
  • Recruitment
  • Start-up assistance and incentives
  • Training
  • On-going support

Types of Child Care

  • Family Child Care is a type of care offered in the home of the provider.
  • Child Care Centers may be licensed to care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or school-age children all or part of the day. Centers can care for more children than family child care homes, and center care providers have different educational requirements.
  • Trustline is a registry for parents to use when selecting an in-home child care or license-exempt provider to care for their children.

Want to become a Child Care provider?

Community Care Licensing is the agency responsible for licensing and regulation of Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers. For an individual to become licensed to do family child care, you must:

  • Attend an orientation meeting at Child & Family Resources (530) 257-9781
  • Complete and submit required application forms
  • Submit fingerprints/child abuse index cards for yourself and all adults in the home (18 and over)
  • Have a TB clearance for all adults in the home (18 and over)
  • Have proof of completion or enrollment in a 16-hour Health & Safety, CPR/First Aid, Injury/Illness prevention class (at Lassen Community College)
  • Complete a pre-licensing visit in your home by a licensing analyst
Child Care Resources encourages and supports parental choice in the selection of child care. We believe all children have the right to a safe and healthy environment. We give referrals, not recommendations. We urge parents to interview and check references before leaving a child in care.