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 from 03/18/20 - 04/03/20 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 all our providers


Please join us for a zoom meeting 

( Meeting ID: 306 588 215 Password: 114658)


Tuesday, March 31st at 6pm

with Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin.


Dr. Santora will review the guidelines for operating your child care program during the Novel Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic. 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know.

March 3, 2020

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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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Monday - Thursday 8am to 4pm

Friday 8am to 3pm 

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