Support for Child Care Providers

Changing Tides Family Services provides a range of one-on-one and group technical support to increase the number of quality child care providers in Humboldt County. Call (707) 444-8293 or (800) 795-3554 for answers:

-Do you want to know more about child care as a profession?

-Would you like help navigating the licensing process?

-Do you need information about how to maintain or expand your child care services?

-Would you like referrals to other local resources (such as child care provider associations, financial incentive programs for providers, etc.)?


Important Community Care Licensing (CCL) Updates:

Community Care Licensing (CCL) Orientations for family child care homes are scheduled in advance by the CCL’s Regional Office in Chico, and are offered anytime online here. For questions regarding live CCL Orientations, contact the CCL’s Regional Office in Chico (530) 895-5033.

Personnel Immunizations: Commencing September 1, 2016, a person shall not be employed or volunteer at a day care center or a family day care home if he or she has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Each employee and volunteer shall receive an influenza vaccination between August 1 and December 1 of each year.

A person may be exempt from the requirements under certain circumstances.For further information regarding requirements and exemptions, click here.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: As of January 2015, all licensed Family Child Care Homes and licensed Child Care Centers are required to have at least one approved and operating carbon monoxide detector. The lack of a working carbon monoxide detector or an unapproved detector will result in a Type A citation, as a serious violation of the State’s Health and Safety Code.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ON Carbon Monoxide (CO) Devices, click here

For a list of California State Marshall (CSFM) approved Carbon Monoxide Alarms, click here


For up to date licensing requirements, please visit and sign up to receive Provider Information Notices”


Child Care Provider Resources:

Health and Safety Training Funds available on a limited annual basis

These funds provide reimbursement to eligible individuals who successfully complete qualified trainings between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 in Humboldt County. Funds are limited!

Click here for the Health and Safety Reimbursement Form.

Questions? Contact Resource and Referral at 707-444-8293.

Fondos Disponibles para los Entrenamientos de Salud y Seguridad

Estos fondos proporcionan un reembolso para personas elegibles que completen con éxito los entrenamientos aprobados entre el 1 de julio de 2023 y 30 de junio de 2024 en el condado de Humboldt. Los fondos son limitados.

Haga clic aquí para obtener el Formulario de Rembolso de Salud y Seguridad.

¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Recursos y Referencias al 707-444-8293


*NEW* Online Resource for Understanding Child Care Licensing. This resource page includes information for providers and parents and families, and uses videos as well as written information to explain topics like the how licensing works, parents’ rights in child care, what to look for in choosing a provider, and how to file a complaint.

California Child Care Licensing Resources for Parents and Providers

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Free, online training from the CA Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention

Tipping Hazard Information English or español

How to Talk to Children About Tragic Events:

-Talking About Tragic Events / Como hablar sobre sucesos trágicos:

-Explaining the News to Our Kids / Como explicar las noticias a nuestros niños:

-How to Talk with Children After an Act of Terrorism / Como hablar con sus niños despues de un acto de terrorismo:

*These links are provided for informational purposes only. Changing Tides Family Services does not endorse any specific websites or organizations. Estos enlaces son proporcionados con fines informativos exclusivamente. Changing Tides Family Services no respalda sitios web u organizaciones específicas.

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