Child Care & Parenting
Welcome to the Women's Center Online Resource Guide!
Children's Center Child Development Program/Infant & Toddler Program:
Family Student Housing
599 Koshland Way
Serves children of low-income student families aged 2 1/2 - 5 years of age. Also serves children of students, faculty, and staff aged 3 months - 3 years. Fully and partially subsidized spaces.
Child Care Switchboard:
809-H Bay Avenue Capitola, CA 95010
Open M-F 10-4
Free referrals to licensed care homes, child care centers, preschools, recreation programs, and child care job opportunities. Listing of child care rates and programs.
Family Health, Education Center:
323 La Fonda Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Mailing address: 236 Santa Cruz Avenue Aptos, CA 95003
Open M-F 9-4
Cost: sliding scale
Parent and toddler play groups. Mothers and Babies group, childbirth classes (Spanish and English), siblings play group (age 0-5/6). Support group for Spanish speaking families.
104 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Cost: sliding scale ($30 - $60/hr)
Counseling referrals for individuals, couples, and families.
Welfare and Low-Income Support Network (WeLISN):
509 Broadway Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
Administrative and peer support to make public assistance programs accessible to low-income families.