H-14 Child Care Services and Facilities

 The City shall consider amending the to address child care needs associated with new residential development. Specifically, the City shall consider the following:

  • For residential projects over 100 units, estimate the expected number of children and consult with child care intermediaries, such as the Child Care Coordinating Council of Alameda County on corresponding area supply and need for child care.
  • Encourage the inclusion of child care space, particularly in affordable housing developments. City staff shall consult with child care intermediaries such as the Child Care Coordinating Council of Alameda County when initiating new proposals for publicly funded projects to develop added incentives for projects that review need for child care. 
  • Support the provision of child care centers in residential neighborhoods and in new residential projects through policies, planning, and coordinated staff support.
  • To the extent feasible, encourage applicants for publicly financed projects to consider need for child care and pursue supportive corresponding strategies if warranted, by working with child care intermediaries such as the Resource and Referral agencies.
  • Consider offering incentives for child care inclusion in other projects such as: parking reductions and density bonuses and consider creative mechanisms for supporting the financing of new housing linked child care such as development agreements for child care, public funding of the child care component, and/or other strategies.
Responsible Department(s):
Development Services
Program Type(s):
Regulation and Development Review (RDR), Planning Studies and Reports (PSR)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
None required

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

This program has not yet started due to limited staff and fiscal resources.