March 2017
News & Information

Welcome March, and h ello Spring flowers, St Patrick's Day, and Daylight Saving time.
This month, Child Care Links will be offering the second part of two county-wide training series, California's Learning and Development System for Infant and Toddlers on March 4th and California's Learning and Development System for Preschooler on March 11th. We will also be offering Preventative Health on March 18th. 

The Child Care Links Diaper Pantry is now open twice a week offering low-income families diapers, literacy materials and recommended activities to support talking, reading, and singing during diaper time.

Looking ahead... April 24th - 28th is The Week of the Young Child™. an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. For examples of WOYC celebrations and activities, be sure and check out the highlights from last year's celebration

For Parents
For Child Care Providers
In Gratitude
Child Care Links is thankful for the support from our sponsors; Resource & Referral Network, First 5 Alameda County, CCIP (Child Care Initiative Project), the City of Dublin, and the City of Pleasanton. Their faithful support and collaboration is instrumental in promoting Early Education, Quality Child Care, and Professional Development for families, and Child Care Professionals who serve them.

We are grateful to be building a stronger community together by providing valuable resources that strengthen families.





Are you a Center or Family Home Child Care Center?

Behavioral Health Care Services has awarded a grant to Jewish Family and Community Services to provide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) to a minimum of 8 classrooms over a 2 year period. Services are slated to start July 1, 2017.


First 5 is seeking Early Childhood Education (ECE) sites who might be interested in receiving Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a licensed Center or Family-based Child Care, in good standing, in Alameda County
  • Must never have received ECMHC services
  • Must be able to meet regularly with a consultant
  • Prefer ECE classrooms with a need for Mental Health Consultation

If you are an ECE site and are interested in participating, email Vanessa Dilks, 

Register Now for Child Care Links Trainings

2/11/17 , 8:30am - 3:30pm at 4 C's
3/4/17, 8:30am - 3:30pm at Child Care Links
4/1/17, 8:30am - 3:30pm at Banana's
* Must attend all 3 sessions

2/4/17 , 8:30am - 3:30pm at 4 C's
3/11/17, 8:30am - 3:30pm at Child Care Links
3/35/17, 8:30am - 3:30pm at Banana's

3/18/17, 9:00am - 5:30pm

4/1/17, 10:00am - 2:00pm

DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile Assessment) - 3 Part Series,
4/22/17, 4/29/17, 5/6/17, 8:30am - 4:30pm

4/27/17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Save The Date

Preschool English Learner Resource Guide, 5/13/17, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Help Me Grow
5/24/17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

FREE Webinar


STEM Starts Early.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is holding a FREE webinar on Making & Tinkering With STEM: Solving Challenges With Young Children.


Whether you're new to the makerspace movement or a seasoned advocate, you won't want to miss this FREE webinar to learn how to seamlessly integrate making and tinkering with STEM concepts.


Wednesday, 8 March, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.


Help Me Grow Trainings

Service Providers Summit

3/15/17, 9:00am - 12:00pm


Every Tuesday thru 3/28, 10:00am - 11:30pm

First Saturday of every month, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
First 5 Alameda County Trainings
3/3/17, 9:00am - 3:00pm


Now Open Twice a Week!

Child Care Links Diaper Pantry 
Transforming the Diapering Experience into moments of Learning, Connecting, Literacy, and Love
The Child Care Links Diaper Pantry provides no-income and low-income families with a month supply of diapers, literacy materials and recommended activities to support talking, reading, and singing during diaper time.

Hours of operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00am - 4:00pm (Closed daily 12:00pm - 1:00pm)



6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100

Pleasanton, CA 94588

How you can help:
Child Care Links relies on the support of generous donors to support the Diaper Pantry. The agency accepts monetary support on an on-going basis.
  To Donate:
  • Online HERE
  • Mail checks/cash to: Child Care Links, Diaper Pantry, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588
For more information contact Child Care Links  925.417.8733.

Spring Forward
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead! Daylight saving is on 12 March 2017.

Top 6 Myths About Daylight Saving...

1. Daylight saving time was created to help farmers.
2. . It helps conserve energy.
3. Everyone observes daylight saving time.
4. It was created by Benjamin Franklin.
5. It's good for your health.
6. Daylight saving time can never be changed.
Find out why these are myths here.