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 Education and Support Division (EESD). 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. All trainings , site visits and meetings are postponed. Our team at MC3 is committed to supporting our community and will be working remotely. We are here to answer your questions about child care, respond to our clients’ needs and to process provider payments. We will continue to work as close to “business as usual” as we can. 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. We are also ready to be available to all when our community comes out of this and help our families and providers get back to business asap. Thank you for your continued support.


We have implemented this strategy to keep our families,  our clients , community members and our staff healthy.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Thank you for your understanding

Aideen Gaidmore

Executive Director


To our community: 

Here are some resources 


We are thrilled to be able to offer you this opportunity to apply for child care funding to support you and your family during this difficult time. The CA Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division with direction from Governor Newson has prioritized child care support Workers during the mitigation of COVID-19.

This temporary program and application is streamlined for expedited enrollment but will take a few steps. MC3 staff is working remotely to support you through this process and to provide you a child care referral to an open child care program if you need it. 


Child Care Providers:

To apply for Cleaning and Supplies funding (CSCP),

please click on the link to the right


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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*