The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence.  When providers are impacted by natural disasters and catastrophic events, the impact can be detrimental to the communities we serve.  Community Care Licensing extends the following resources when crises situations arise.  

Below are links to resources for Californians Affected by Fires:

Please contact your local child care licensing regional office if your facility has been impacted by the fires in any way. 

A Step-by-Step Guide for California Child Care Providers
(Developed by the University of California San Francisco Child Care Health Program with funding from the California Department of Education) 

Please be advised that the links directly below pertain to the October 2017 Fires: