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Beautiful Mt. Tamalpais

Serving Families In
Marin Since 1979

Founded in 1979, Marin Child Care Council is a 501(C)(3) non-profit agency that offers a variety of services for parents, child care providers and the community that are essential to the delivery of quality child care in Marin County.

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Our History

1985

Alternative Payment Program established

1998

Welfare Reform and CalWORKs

2007

Aideen Gaidmore hired as 

Executive Director

2011

Parent Voices start Children's Investment Initiative

2016

HEAL program/

Impact and QRIS quality work begins

1979

1990

2006

2009

2015

MC3 founded by a community based committee of child care providers, parents,  representatives of family serving agencies and concerned citizens in response to a growing need for a central agency for information, referrals and coordination in the areas of child care and early education services. 

Agency name changed from Project Care to Marin Child Care Council

Parent Voices established and CCIP Program begins

MC3 celebrates 30 years 

Centralized Eligibility List established 

Access to Quality Care Program begins

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

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Aideen Gaidmore

Executive Director

415.491.5771

aideen@mc3.org

Bills and Coins

Giulie Camden

Finance Director

415.491.5772

giulie@mc3.org

Airplane

Bris Saligan

Bilingual Case Manager

415.491.5776

(hablo español)

bris@mc3.org

Scenic Bike Ride

Faisuly Correa Rojas

Bilingual Case Manager

415.526.3599

(hablo español)

faisuly@mc3.org

Mountain Cabin

Keyry Albino

Bilingual Case Manager

415.261.9097 ex.5786

(hablo español)

keyry@mc3.org

Raspberry Popsicles

Kaitlyn Hudson

Case Manager

415.491.5707

kaitlyn@mc3.org

Green Coral and Fish

Jody Stamps

Program Director

415.491.5779

jody@mc3.org

Traditional Mexican Food

Maria Gutierrez

Bilingual Case Manager/CEL

415.491.5704

(hablo español)

maria@mc3.org

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Teresa Carabes

Program Assistant

415.491.5774

(hablo español)

teresac@mc3.org

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Elsa Quintanilla

Bilingual Case Manager

415.491.5775

(hablo español)

elsa@mc3.org

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Madelene McCann

HEAL Coordinator

415.491.5784

madelene@mc3.org

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Dennise Enriquez

Parent Engagement Coordinator 

415.491.5777

(hablo español)

dennise@mc3.org

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Silvia Valdez

AP Program Manager

415.491.5781

(hablo español)

silvia@mc3.org

Office Work

Teresa Lee

Administrative Assistant

415.491.5778

teresa@mc3.org

Fishing Boat

Marisela Jimenez

CCIP Manager

415.491.5721

(hablo español)

marisela@mc3.org

Children's Race

Claudia Ramirez Castro

Bilingual Case Manager

415.491.5782

(hablo español)

claudia@mc3.org

Wild Path

Kelsey Lombardi

TRP/LIFT Coordinator

415.306.7589

kelsey@mc3.org

Educational Toys

Michele Tyler

Quality Improvement Specialist

415.491.5783

michele@mc3.org

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have a very talented board of directors to help guide and accomplish our mission. They bring experience and expertise in a variety of areas to ensure that Marin Child Care Council is providing the high-quality services that families need and desire.

 

Marin Child Care Council plays an integral role in quality child care in Marin County. As a non-profit agency, our Mission is to improve the availability, accessibility, and affordability of quality early childhood education and care

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Jaimee Modica

Board President

Jaimee is a litigation associate with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. Jaimee’s practice focuses on business & commercial litigation, real estate litigation and product liability defense.

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J. Timothy Nardell

J. Timothy Nardell is the managing attorney for Nardell Chitsaz & Associates LLP, a law firm located in San Rafael.  Tim’s practice focuses on civil litigation and providing counsel to small and medium sized businesses.

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Laurie O’Hara

Laurie O’Hara is the founder and CEO of Olita Inc, an eco-friendly skincare company for the outdoors. Prior to going full time at her own business, she was the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Working Solutions for nearly seven years. She has over 20 years experience in marketing and acquisitions of credit products, having worked as a Director for JPMorgan Chase and Citibank in New York City.

She holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management and a BA from the University of Colorado. Laurie also serves on the boards of the Multicultural Center of Marin, the Marin County Childcare Council and Downtown Streets Team of Marin. Laurie lives in Marin County with her husband and four children.

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Andrea Henderson

Andrea Henderson is the Senior Director of Philanthropic Planning for the Marin Community Foundation. In this role, she leads a team that engages with donors, and their professional advisors, to develop customized philanthropic plans aimed at optimizing a donor’s charitable giving and delivering outsized impact.

 

Prior to joining the Marin Community Foundation, Andrea spent nearly two decades in financial services developing and executing strategic marketing and growth initiatives for business lines serving small business, middle market, and corporate banking customer segments. Additionally, she has focused on business development, financing, and portfolio management within the sustainable technology sector.

 

A tireless advocate for her community, Andrea currently sits on the boards of Lifehouse, Marin Childcare Council, and San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on North Bay Woman Magazine’s advisory board.

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Molly Fivian

With 25 years of experience in Early Care and Education/youth development Molly has been a longtime advocate for high-quality, accredited Education (preschool and school-aged) programs with dedication to supporting teams and systems of professional development for leaders of all levels.
In her free time, Molly enjoys family and friends, biking the many local trails, playing, and listening to music, reading, or camping out. Molly and her partner have an amazing teenager who is also a budding Jazz saxophonist and composer, so their life seems to be all about camps and concerts now!

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what we do

What We Do

The Marin Child Care Council partners with parents and the community to provide services that support availability and access to quality child care.

 

We contribute to the quality of life in our community by providing leadership and support towards creating a comprehensive system of childcare. Our fundamental goal is to enable people to make informed decisions about childcare. Our work is characterized by competency, respect, integrity, and compassion.                             

 

Partnering with Parents          

                                          
"We believe that our services should be available to and supportive of all families in our community" 
 

Resource and Referral


We provide personalized help finding and choosing child care to families through our web and telephone based information and referral service. Parents receive information, and resources about early care and education issues including: licensing information, health and safety, what to look for in a quality program, different philosophies, and child development. 


Alternative Payment Program (Subsidy Program)


Marin Child Care Council’s Alternative Payment Program (APP) offers full or partial child care subsidies to (need and income) eligible families through a voucher program. This program is designed to maximize parental choice in selecting child care; parents may select licensed centers and preschools, licensed family
daycare homes or license exempt in-home providers. The state contracts serve families in Calworks Stage 2 (working families who have been off of welfare for between three and twenty-four months), Stage 3 (working families who have been off of welfare for two or more years who still qualify for assistance with their child care costs) and Alternative Payment (AP) (low-income working families not served by the welfare system and those referred by Children and Family Services).

Centralized Eligibility List (CEL)


The Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) gives families access to many subsidized child care programs through a single application. All agencies operating subsidized early care and education programs in Marin County use the list to enroll families to their programs.

Partnering with Providers    

                                             

"We believe that all children deserve quality child care and that quality child care directly benefits children, families, and our community."

 

Resource and Referral


We provide support to the child care community regarding licensing issues, parenting issues, child development concerns and more. We provided trainings and workshops aimed at improving quality child care in Marin. We maintain up-to-date information on licensed child care centers and licensed family child care homes.

 

Child Care Trainings


We provide support to the childcare community by offering training, professional development, and resources. Please check out our training and workshop calendar on our website for more details. 

Striving For Excellence


Striving For Excellence is our annual conference for early childhood educators and professionals in Marin and surrounding counties. The conference enables people who are working with children, directly or indirectly, to obtain training in a comfortable setting.
 

Attendees include: licensed family child care providers, child care center staff, administrators, and other interested community members. The participants engage in stimulating learning opportunities and gain knowledge that directly enhances the quality of care provided in their programs.

 

Partnering with The Community

                                      

" We believe that educated and well-informed stakeholders are the very best advocates for quality child care."

 
 

Providing Solutions

 

Marin Child Care Council maintains an extensive database of licensed child care programs in Marin. We also track all parent requests for care and parents seeking financial assistance to help with child care costs. In addition to tracking all of this data in Marin, we also disseminate the information on the county-wide supply and demand for child care.

 

Educating and involving local communities and leaders, to understand child care issues and to plan effectively to address child care needs that are supportive of all families, is a vital role we play in this community. We are proud to work in partnership with a number of local and statewide organizations and groups on behalf of families and children.

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