Child Care Quality System
The Lending Library at IMACA Community Connection for Children (IMACA CCC) located at 625 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA is available to providers at no cost. The Lending Library contains a variety of books, activity kits, videos and DVDs for children’s enrichment. The Lending Library also has a large selection of developmentally appropriate toys for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
Program Activity Kits
Providers can check out Activity Kits from the Lending Library at IMACA CCC. These kits are categorized by topic of interest and age group and come with a detailed curriculum. Providers may check out any of these activity kits for up to one month.
How to Become Licensed
The IMACA Community Connection for Children (IMACA CCC) office located at 625 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA is available to assist prospective family child care providers in Mono County. Staff can walk prospective providers through the steps required to become licensed, provide ongoing technical assistance, and notify prospective providers of educational opportunities. IMACA CCC can also help pay start up costs up to $1,000!
License-Exempt Child Care
What is License-Exempt Child Care?
License-exempt child care is a child care program that can legally operate without a license and licensing standards do not apply to them. This can include family, friend, and neighbor child care (known as FFN) or after school programs. For more information about license-exempt child care, go to the following links:
What is License-Exempt Child Care?
Know the Law about License-Exempt Child Care in California
What is Trustline?
TrustLine is California’s registry for license-exempt child care providers who have passed a background screening. It was created by the California Legislature in 1987 and is a powerful resource for parents hiring a nanny or baby-sitter. All caregivers listed with TrustLine have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice. This means they have no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California. TrustLine is administered by the California Department of Social Services and the non-profit California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. It is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics.
What does TrustLine check?
TrustLine is an effective tool for parents to check the backgrounds of a baby-sitter, nanny, tutors and in-home counselors to determine if an applicant has criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California. TrustLine is the only background check authorized by state law to use three databases that the general public, including private investigators and private background check companies, cannot access. These databases include the fingerprint records from the California Department of Justice’s California Criminal History System; the Child Abuse Central Index of California; and fingerprint records of the FBI Criminal History System.
How does TrustLine work?
TrustLine is easy to use for parents and providers. Applicants complete a one-page form, which requires submitting fingerprints and a one-time fee of approximately $124.00, to the Department of Social Services.
If applicants pass the background check they are listed on the TrustLine database.
Parents can call 1-800-822-8490 to check if a provider is registered on TrustLine.
If you are interested in being registered with TrustLine, please click on Providers: How to Register/Applications and Fees for more information or stop by the IMACA Community Connection for Children (IMACA CCC) office located at 625 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA for an application and assistance.
Resources & Links
training and educational Resources
CHILD CARE & LICENSING RESOURCES
California School Immunization Record (blue card) (CDPH 286)