Sonoma County Office of Education

Common Child Care Questions


How Can I start a day-care center or preschool?

  • Contact Sheila Whipple, Program Coordinator, at Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County. Email swhipple@sonoma4Cs.org or Phone 522-1413, ext 156.

Where can I find a good preschool? Can you recommend one?

  • Information is available through the Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County. Their brochures are available in both English and Spanish and can be accessed online.
  • Call 4Cs Resource and Referral staff at (707) 544-3077 for more information.
  • Contact Community Care Licensing at (844) 538-8766. A link to their website will be updated soon.

How can I report child neglect or abuse?

  • Sonoma County’s Family Youth and Children’s Services Department has a Child Protection Hotline that operates 24/7. Call (707) 565-4304 or (800) 870-7064. A link to their website will be updated soon.

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