In Person Orientations

The in-person orientation, application, and licensing process for both Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes, take place in one of the state licensing offices. The office you need to contact is based on the location where your facility will be physically located.

Prior to attending an orientation, you must download and print all of the forms associated with your license type:

You must bring all required forms to the orientation.

Santa Barbara Regional Office, Child Care Centers
Santa Barbara Regional Office, Family Child Care Homes
Counties Covered: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura

Chico Regional Office, Child Care Centers
Chico Regional Office, Family Child Care Homes
Counties Covered: Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba

Rohnert Park Local Unit, Child Care Centers
Rohnert Park Local Unit, Family Child Care Homes
Counties Covered: Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma

Fresno Regional Office
Counties Covered: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus and Tulare

Riverside Regional Office
Counties Covered: Riverside and San Bernardino

Monterey Park Regional Office
Counties Covered: Los Angeles

Culver City Regional Office, Child Care Centers
Culver City Regional Office, Family Child Care Centers
Counties Covered: Los Angeles

San Diego Regional Office
Counties Covered: San Diego and Imperial

Orange County Regional Office, Child Care Centers
Orange County Regional Office, Family Child Care Homes
County Covered: Orange

Oakland Regional Office
Counties Covered: Alameda and Contra Costa

San Bruno Regional Office
Counties Covered: Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo

Sacramento Regional Office
Counties Covered: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Yolo

San Jose Regional Office, Child Care Centers
San Jose Regional Office, Family Child Care Homes
Counties Covered: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz

Palmdale Regional Office
Counties: Los Angeles

If you plan to operate a Family Child Care Home in Del Norte County or Inyo County, the orientation, application, and licensing process will take place in that county’s licensing office. Please click on the applicable link to view each county’s contact information if you have any questions:

Del Norte County Contact Information (Only online orientations are available)

Inyo County Contact Information (Only online orientations are available)

Online Orientation Registration Page