Marin Child Care Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your local Child Care Resource and Referral Program, with major funding through the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD). We provide personalized help with finding, funding, and choosing child care to families through our referral service.



Dear MC3 Community,


Our office will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the shelter in place order issued by the Marin County Public Health Department.

Our team at MC3 is here to answer your questions about child care, respond to our clients’ needs and to process provider payments.

The health and safety of the families we serve, the providers we work with and the community is our top priority. We will be keeping our community informed as we hear any updates or changes.  As you all know, this is a very fluid situation. Thank you for understanding and your continued support.


Thank you for your understanding

Aideen Gaidmore

Executive Director


To our community: 

Here are some resources 



We may be able to offer you this opportunity to apply for child care funding to support you and your family during this difficult time. 


This temporary program and application is streamlined for expedited enrollment but will take a few steps. If you want to learn more please contact us here!

Child Care Providers:

To apply for Cleaning and Supplies funding (CSCP),

please click on the link to the right


Marin Child Care Council Has A YouTube Channel!

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HEAL News Blog


Stay connected to all things that are happening in the HEAL Program throughout Marin County. 

Training Portal & Joblink


MC3's training portal and joblink provides information on training resources, and connects employers to job seekers in the child care and early education fields. 

 Are you prepared!


Planning for emergencies and disasters builds community and family resilience, supports optimal child development, and promotes healthy and safe child care before, during, and after a disaster. Please check out the UCSF link below to learn more.


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555 Northgate Drive, Suite 105

San Rafael, CA 94903 

Tel: 415.472.1092 

Fax: 415.472.2805

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Hours of Operation:

Main Office:

Monday - Thursday 8am to 4pm

Friday 8am to 3pm 

Resource and Referral Office:

Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm


* Scheduling accommodations made by appointment only*