Abilities United – Abilities United is a not-for-profit organization for people with developmental (Down Syndrome, mental retardation, autism, and cerebral palsy) and other disabilities, who live in the Bay Area. Their Milestones Program offers an inclusive preschool program with an emphasis on individual growth and progress to meet the needs of all children in a developmentally focused inclusive preschool program. Serving children 2-5 years of age, 3 classes available.
Blind Babies Foundation (BBF) – BBF is committed to providing excellent Family Centered Services, community activities, and medical support for 0-6 year olds with visual impairments and blindness. As well, we offer tailored trainings for program staff, parent groups and caregivers at our San Jose Family Center.
California Children's Services – California Children's Services is a statewide program that coordinates, authorizes, and pays for specialized medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation for children with special health care needs, from birth to 21 years of age. To qualify for services, the child must have a CCS eligible medical condition. Some services require financial eligibility as well.
California Department of Education – The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees the state's diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers. CDE is in charge of enforcing education law and regulations and continuing to reform and improve public school programs.
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Inc. – The mission of Child Advocates is to provide stability and hope to abused and neglected children by being a powerful voice in their lives.
Choices 4 Children – In Santa Clara County, Choices for Children operates three distinct programs: the Child Care Subsidy Program, the Child Care Food Program, Family and Provider Services, including P-TRAC (Provider Training, Resource & Activity Center). Offers a full range of information and support for developing, operating and licensing a quality child care facility, choosing a child care providers and finding financial and family assistance.
City of Milpitas Child Care – The Milpitas Recreation Services Child Care Program is committed to advocating for quality child care and to supporting and educating child care providers, parents and the general public within the City of Milpitas. Services provided include: Milpitas area child care resource and referral, family child care grant program to support providers, family child care support group and assistance with general child care questions and issues.
City of Sunnyvale's Youth, Family & Child Care Resources – To ensure a high quality of life for youth and families, and address child care needs by facilitating affordable, available, high-quality child care and early education services for children thru age 12; promote a family-friendly environment; and leverage community resources to support youth and families. To support new and potential child care providers, as well as seekers of child care, by providing resource information.
Community Child Care Council (4Cs) – The Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County(4C’s) is a non-profit, community-based agency that provides a variety of comprehensive services and serves as the community child care link for families and child care professionals who live and work in Santa Clara County, California.
De Anza Community College – The Child Development and Education Division instructional programs serve over 3,000 students each year who are either entering the early care profession or upgrading their skills while working in the field. The department offers Certificate Programs and an Associate Degree Program designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early care settings.
E3 Institute – The purpose of the E3 Institute Advancing Excellence in Early Education (formerly known as the Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development) is to support and strengthen early childhood professional development through education, recruitment, and financial incentives.
Fiesta Educativa – Provides conferences to Spanish speaking families who have children with disabilities.
FIRST 5 – FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is a public entity that provides thought leadership, creates awareness, funds, advocates and educates on the healthy development of children prenatal through age 5, while enriching the lives of families and supporting communities and local agencies.
Friends of Children with Special Needs – To help children with special needs and their families find hope, love, respect, and support through integrated community involvement.
Gardner Family Care – Provides outpatient mental health services to predominately Latino children, families, and adults and older adults; including mental health services (assessments, individual, group family therapy and medication) rehabilitation, and case management. Phone: (408) 287-6200.
Go Kids Inc. – Non-profit childcare agency located in Gilroy, but serving families in South Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.
Head Start/Early Head Start – Provides preschool, childcare, developmental programs, and comprehensive services for low-income children, 18 months to 5 years of age, and their families in Santa Clara and San Benito counties who meet the financial eligibility as determined by Federal income requirements or who have an Individualized Educational Program.
HOPE Services – HOPE Services provides a wide array of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Services include early intervention, mental health services, day activities, job training and supported employment, supported living and senior services
KIDANGO – Provides Childcare Centers, Mental Health Services and Early Intervention Services in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties
Kids in Common – Kids in Common is a catalyst to improve children’s lives. We do this by promoting cross sector collaboration, identifying and supporting systems change, leveraging resources and creating non-partisan public policy.
KidScope – KidScope formerly Center for Learning and Achievement (CLA) provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic expertise in the following areas: infant- toddler and preschooler developmental and behavioral problems, and attention and behavior problems.
Learning Multimedia Center – The Learning Multimedia Center supports equity and access by growing the capacity of school libraries, educators, students, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education services with essential information, resources, and leadership.
Local Early Education Planning Council (LPC) – The Local Early Education Planning Council (LPC) is a collaborative association of representatives from the early care and education field, including parents, child care providers, businesses, and government. The Council assesses local child care needs, sets local priorities for use of state and federal funds, and affects public policy decisions regarding early education and before & after school programs.
Mental Health Department – To assist individuals in our community affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals.
Mission College – The Child Development Department offers certificate programs and an Associate Degree program designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early childhood settings.
Organization for Special Needs Families – Integrated enrichment programs for both traditional and non-traditional schedule, which include therapy, social play, and child care.
Parents Helping Parents – Family Resource Center, Parent Training & Information and Family Empowerment Centers. PHP provides education and skills training, information, guidance, and peer support for families of children with special needs.
Parkway Child Development Programs – Provides preschool, childcare and a stimulating, nurturing environment for children, 18 months to 5 years of age who meet the financial eligibility determined by State income requirements. Call (408)573-3340
Professional Organization for Childhood Education – The Professional Association for Childhood Education (PACE) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, and membership-based organization. PACE was established in 1955 to fill the legislation, education and development needs of early child care professionals.
Public Health Nursing – Intensive home visiting program to the High Risk children discharged from Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara County.
Rotary Playgarden – The Rotary Children’s Garden is the 100 Year Legacy Project of the Rotary Club of San Jose. The project grew out of the club’s desire to provide a play experience in San Jose where all children, regardless of their abilities, can play together side by side.
San Andreas Regional Center – San Andreas Regional Center is a private, nonprofit corporation with offices located in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. San Andreas is one of twenty-one regional centers funded by the State of California Department of Developmental Disabilities to service people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Santa Clara County Department of Mental Health – Mental Health Services (counseling/therapy) for families and children through age 18 are provided in the community or clinic based settings. Services are culturally and linguistically appropriate located geographically throughout the county. These services are provided based on the level of need and financial eligibility.
Santa Clara County Office of Education – Special Education – The Special Education Department provides a variety of instructional programs and services for infants, children, and youth with severe and low incidence disabilities from birth through 22 years of age. These students live at home, in licensed children’s institutions or at the local state hospital, and are served more effectively by the comprehensive programs offered by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Santa Clara Unified School District – Santa Clara Unified School District offers a continuum of special education programs that includes services for student with mild to severe disabilities including programs for autism and one program for the hearing impaired.
Santa Clara University – Graduate program offering a Master's degree and California Commission approved Credential in Early Childhood Special Education allowing service to birth to five year olds with special needs.
San Jose Public Library – There are several Inclusive Story times hosted by the San Jose Public libraries. All children ages 3-8 and their families are invited to participate in this lively and interactive monthly story time. Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe and supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.
Silicon Valley Education Foundation – Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) was founded on the belief that a new kind of organization is needed – one with a different philosophy and approach to the challenges in legacy systems. A nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators, SVEF is dedicated to putting all students on track for college and careers, focusing on the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SVEF helps in three simple ways: Advocacy, programs & Innovation.
Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) – The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) coordinates with school districts and the County Office of Education to provide a continuum of programs and services for students with disabilities from birth through 22 years of age. The SELPA office serves as technical support to districts and parents by developing policies, supporting the management information system, implementing funding allocation plans and assisting with due process hearings and complaints.
West Valley College – The Child Studies Department offers eight certificate programs and an Associate of Science Degree program designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early childhood settings, and satisfy the early childhood education coursework required by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Title 11, and the State Department of Education Title 5 regulations.
WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention – The Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers, Partners for Quality (PITC PQ) offers on-site training and technical assistance in the PITC philosophy. The training includes a comprehensive series of videos and active adult learning strategies. PITC is a responsive, relationship-based approach to infant/toddler care and is based on sound developmental research, theory, and practice.