Family Child Care

Combines the standards of a first-rate child care center with the personal touch.

Early Development Services has been providing high quality early care and education services in our Monterey and Santa Barbara County children’s centers since 1998. Over the last 10 years, we have built partnerships with Educators who operate their own family child care businesses out of their homes to provide more options for families.

Today, these partnerships include more than 100 Educators across Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz County. While EDS continues to operate center-based programs, our Family Child Care Home Education Network allows us to offer more child care choices to the families we serve.

Early Development Services screens all Family Child Care Network Educators carefully to ensure they can meet all our requirements for high quality early care and education.

The Educators contracted to provide services to our families through participation in our Family Child Care Home Education Network are selected due to their extensive experience as well as their education which is generally equivalent to our children’s center teaching staff. Individual Educators designate their hours of operation, program structure, philosophy, business practices, etc.

Parents are encouraged to select an Educator who can best meet the needs of their family. We encourage you to ask questions, share ideas, or raise concerns about any program components with the Educator you are considering or have already chosen. It is your right and responsibility to choose an eligible licensed facility that meets your child’s needs.

Please visit our locations page here to find Educators who have openings.

Learn more about the Family Child Care Home Education Network

To learn more about the FCCHEN program as a parent or child care professional, please contact our FFCHEN Manager at (831) 393-2246 or