Childcare Resources in California
Family daycare (regular child care in a home), rather than babysitting
Although some parents may
feel more secure when using
babysitting in their own home,
family home child care may
often give your child more
safety, in the long run, than
most babysitters. Child safety
is critical when the teenager
babysitters are considered.
Why not look into a more
professional child care?
Could this be a teenaged
babysitter’s idea of play
time? (humor intended)
For the safety, health, and education of preschool children, licensed
family child care is recommended over babysitting, for most family
needs, when long-term care is essential. Use online resources of the
Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of
Social Services for information on California laws regarding childcare
For short-term child care help, babysitting may be preferred, in some
cases; but the average hourly rate for family child care is much lower
than that of a truly professional babysitter*. Consider home childcare
for regular care needs of the child.
Long Beach (Whitcomb Family) Child
Care for all ages is also convenient to
Lakewood and Cerritos, California.
Backyard fence requirements in the
state of California.
Be sure that you select a child care that has a
secure six-foot-high fence in the backyard play
area. California law requires it, when children
play in the back yard.
*A Google search (Nov, 2009) showed that most babysitters in Cerritos, California, charge $10-$20
per hour for babysitting, which is much more expensive than care at Whitcomb Family Daycare.
Even though these are old photos from the Whitcomb Family Daycare, faces are still
covered for privacy. The Whitcombs discourage online publishing of photos of kids
still in care in the childcare homes that advertise their services. Be careful, please!
Good communication with your child
care provider is important. (Pictured
is Gladys Whitcomb of the Whitcomb
Family Daycare in Long Beach, CA)
Babysitting or family home child care (Long Beach, Lakewood, and Cerritos, California): "There may be
nobody like Grandma to care for a small child. But what about your child's future friendships with other children? . . . "
Babysitting or Child Care For Cerritos Families (California)
“How important are human-relationship skills! How rare are they considered in regard to pre-school experiences!”
Child Care Associations
The child day care you select should be licensed by the state of California. Ask to see the license.
Childcare and education
Young children, including preschoolers, need a variety of educational experiences . . .
Child Care Lakewood California
Decades of child care experience in this Long Beach home
Child care for Cerritos & Lakewood
"We have been thoroughly pleased with the level of care, love and affection that you have provided to
both of our children over the past 10 years. You are an amazing family and have provided a warm, safe
and nurturing environment to our children . . .”
Sponsored by Whitcomb Family Daycare, 4503 Walnut Avenue,
Long Beach, California 90807 ph 562 427-6027 license 191604310
Astonishing breakthrough in the investigation
of the Marfa Lights (“ghost lights”) of Texas
Mountain near Marfa, Texas, where the mystery lights sometimes fly at night
For families who travel through southwest Texas, consider a visit to the Marfa
Lights Viewing Platform. Recent investigations suggest the these incredible lights
are the bioluminescence of a species of flying creature not yet classified in modern
science. Some cryptozoologists believe it is related to the bioluminescent ropen
of Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea or the “Gitmo Pterosaur” of Cuba.
Explaining Marfa Lights
“. . . probably the bioluminescent glow of nocturnal flying predators, probably hunting
the Big Brown Bat or other prey at night . . .”
Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Jonathan Whitcomb