Serving Families 

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.

Our History


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 

Executive Director


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


HEAL program/

Impact and QRIS quality work begins

Our Mission


Our mission is to improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality child care. We fulfill this mission by: Increasing the supply of affordable, quality child care in Marin County that meets parental needs; Improving stakeholder access to high quality information about child care. Supporting families enrolled in the subsidy program in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency; Advocating for full funding of child care subsidies for all eligible families.


Our Vision


We contribute to the quality of life in our community by providing leadership and support towards creating a comprehensive system of child care. Our fundamental goal is to enable people to make informed decisions about child care. Our work is characterized by competency, respect, integrity, and compassion.