The Berkeley Public Library maintains a database of listings for local organizations, agencies, services, clubs and other community resources.
You can search the Berkeley Information Network catalog or follow the selected links listed below:
Important local links:
Organizations/Websites for Information/Referrals
Childcare referrals, workshops, classes and support groups.
Berkeley Parents Network
Reviews, recommendations, advice and more. You can access the archives without registering, but must register to post a question or reply. Registration is free and open to parents, parents to be and others who are actively involved in working with children — must be within commuting distance of Berkeley, CA.
Website of a local parenting talk show hosted by Rona Renner, RN – lists of Parenting Resources and Book Recommendations as well as streaming audio and MP3 downloads of past radio shows.
Sister parenting website to Childhood Matters, hosted by Marisol Muñoz–Kiehne, Ph.D. El programa del radio para crecer y aprender en familia.
The Lila Guide
Product Reviews, Local Events, Message Boards.
Classes, Online Resource Database, On–site Resource Center, and a bi–annual newsletter.
Parentsconnect (a Nickelodeon website)
Activities, Events, Kid–Friendly Restaurants and more.
New Parents Groups
BANANAS – check the BANANAS site for new moms and new dads groups
East Bay Moms – East Bay Moms' mission is to provide support, companionship and networking for families. There is a membership fee.
Twins By The Bay – for parents of multiples in Berkeley, Oakland and surrounding areas. There is a membership fee.
Area hospitals will often also have new parents groups. Please contact the Health Education or Parent Education Department of your hospital for details.
Local Publications for Parents
These list activities and helpful articles and are available for free in various locations around the East Bay.
Savvy Source – Bay Area Preschool listings and ratings by parents.
Berkeley Parents Network – Home–based daycare, preschools, and advice
Neighborhood Parents Network, Directory of East Bay Preschools – J Ref 372.21 D628e
East Bay Moms Preschool and Childhood Resource Directory – J Ref 372.21 Ea77