We are fortunate to live and work in a community with a vast array of resources for families. Here are a few that we’d like to highlight:
Childcare/Daycare Search Resources
*County of Ventura’s Childcare Brochure– Comprehensive list of major childcare programs across VC
Child Development Resources (CDR)– Resource & Referral of all licensed childcare providers in the County
Ventura County Childcare Association– Online Referral Database of licensed childcare providers who are VCCA members
Care.com– Parents can pay to access a database of screened caregivers to interview and pay privately, or refer to CISS to screen and hire for their respite needs.
SitterCity.com– Similar to Care.com
Craigslist.org– Free listings of people who need or can provide childcare (proceed cautiously in vetting people)
CISS provides childcare at various community events. If you are in need of onsite childcare provided by experienced, screened caregivers for a recurring event, training, or support group, please contact our office for more information and rates.
Here is a list of some of our community partners who rely upon our childcare services:
- Autism Society Ventura County
- Child Development Resources (CDR)
- Kids and Families Together (K&FT)
- RAIN Transitional Living Center
- Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center
- Tri-Counties Regional Center
- Ventura County Community College District
- Ventura County H.S.A. / Homes with Heart
- Ventura County Office of Education / SELPA
Plan To Have Fun!
The best caregivers plan ahead to ensure the care they provide is both supportive and fun! Here are just a few places you can visit for great ideas on activities, crafts and games you can do while providing Respite care:
Conejo Valley Guide | Ventura Harbor Activities | Disney Crafts | Highlights Magazine Craft Ideas