Disaster Resources

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 result can be detrimental to the communities they serve.

Fire and Public Safety Power Shutoff Help and Information

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

The below link contains the most up to date information available for evacuations, shelters, and recovery efforts as a result of recent wildfires impacting Child Care Facilities across the state.
Disaster Help Center

Below are links to resources for Californians affected by fires:

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 2018 Fires:

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

Resources for Violent Situations

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center: Responding to Potentially Violent Situations

Contact Us

Coronavirus General Question Inbox: CCLCOVID-19INFO@dss.ca.gov

Community Care Licensing Division
Child Care Licensing Program

744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-1541

Child Care Advocates - (916) 654-1541

PDF of Child Care Licensing Regional Offices

CCLD Complaint Hotline

If you see something, let us know!

To file a complaint regarding a state licensed community care facility , child care facility, or home care organization, visit our Complaint Hotline Page for contact information and more.


CCLD Services and Notifications