In Marin Since 1979
Founded in 1979, Marin Child Care Council is a 501(C)(3) non-profit agency that offers a variety of services for parents, child care providers and the community that are essential to the delivery of quality child care in Marin County.
MC3 founded by a community based committee
of child care providers, parents, representatives of family serving agencies and concerned citizens in response to a growing need for a central agency for information, referrals and coordination in the areas of child care and early education services.
MC3 celebrates 30 years
Aideen Gaidemore hired as
Centralized Eligibility List established
Welfare Reform and
Agency name changed from Project Care to Marin Child Care Council
Parent Voices established and CCIP Program begins
Alternative Payment Program established
Parent Voices start Children's Investment Initiative
Access to Quality Care Program begins
Impact and QRIS quality work begins
We improve the availability, accessibility and affordability
of quality early childhood education and care
Families, children, and child care providers are thriving through education, development, and opportunity.
Our Core values are
We believe our focused voices combine to raise the issues that
affect our families and providers in the delivery of quality child care.
We believe all children should have access to quality
child care that
directly benefits them, their families, and our community.
We believe in and practice working together among ourselves and
with our community to elevate child care.
We are the hub for engagement and the social influence of child care and development within our community.
We believe that a healthy, strong community has a robust, mixed
delivery child care system to support its families.
Strategic priorities and focus:
Priority 1: Programs and Services:
To continually improve, adapt, and strengthen all our services
Priority 2: Operations and staffing:
To ensure all staff and resources are effectively and efficiently accomplishing our work
Priority 3: Community Outreach:
To increase visibility and awareness of the agency and our impact within the community
Priority 4: Governance:
To build commitment to our agency through an engaged, informed, and diverse board