Family, Friend & Neighbor Caregivers Kick Start Early Learning

Early childhood learning begins through the family, friends and neighbors who care for our children.

This is a place for grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, family friends, and neighbors to learn about resources, classes, activities, events, and to get support in caring for children.

Studies have shown that children who receive a high quality early childhood experience are more likely to graduate from school, maintain a job, and contribute to society.  All children need to talk, read, sing, and play during the critical early years of their development to fulfill their future potential. Everyday activities, interactive events, and socialization with other children can be a valuable learning experience for any child.

Help the children in your life become kinder-ready and kick start early learning in the world around them by participating in these events. is also a free platform for child care service providers to communicate or promote community events, workshops or services for children ages 1 to 5 years. Service providers can:

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BANANAS offers child care referrals and resources to families with young children and child care professionals in the Northern Alameda County cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda. If you need assistance with paying for child care, call us to see if you qualify for a subsidy program.

We welcome families and child care providers to sign up for our parent education classes, professional development trainings, and playgroups held here at BANANAS and out in the community.

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