Early Child Education Resources




Some useful links for families:

Reviews of St. John’s Childcare (from Berkeley Parents Network)


Berkeley Parents Network

Bananas –  (Resource and Referral for Northern     Alameda county).
Also has a Child Development Warmline for advice and info on child development and health issues.  (510)658-7353
Contra Costa Preschool Directory – Types of preschools and preschool philosophies
Every Child Counts (First 5 Alameda) – a program that supports health, development and well-being of our youngest children through their first five years.
City of Berkeley –  Housing and Community Services Department –  promotes community development through neighborhood based organizations that help people overcome poverty through housing, employment and training, childcare and youth, health, homeless and other needed services.


Early Childhood Education:

National Association for the Education of Young Children

California Association for the Education of Young Children

Zero to Three

Resources for Families with Children with Special Needs:

Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) – Provides services for those with developmental disabilities.  The “Early Start” program provides services for 0-3 year olds with or at risk for developmental disabilities.  (510) 383-1355

Family Resource Network (FRN) – Provides free info, referral services, advocacy and parent support for children with disabilities or special health care needs. (510) 547-7322

 California Children’s Services (CCS) – Provides specialized medical care for children with eligible medical conditions.  (510) 208-5970