Day Care and Respite

Child Care

Childcare Resources

There are county-funded organizations that can also help you find childcare locations.

San Bernardino County Childcare Assistance – The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) can help fund childcare and help families find resources in San Bernardino County.  A family of 2 can make up to $6000 a month, a family of 4 can make up to $7900.  The application only takes a few minutes and is free –

San Bernardino Childcare Locator –

Riverside County Childcare Assistance – First 5 Riverside County funds early learning scholarships for low-income children to attend quality-rated licensed child care centers and family child care homes. Families must meet program eligibility criteria. For more information regarding the subsidized program or to request an application for the eligibility list, please call (951) 826-6699.

Riverside County Childcare Locator – Child Care Resource and Referral to assist parents in locating licensed child care and community resources in Riverside County

AbilityFirst Claremont Center
480 South Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont
(909) 621-4727
Offers an after-school children’s programs and a Recreation and Leisure Program for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and epilepsy.  The center features an activity room, computer lab, an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor play area and a specialized learning lab that is ideal for students with autism and other communicative disorders.  The after school program is Mon – Fri for ages 5-22.  Vendored through Inland Regional Center.  The Recreation and Leisure Program is for ages 18 and up with a few for each event.

Boys and Girls Club
Locations in Beaumont, Redlands, San Bernardino, Fontana, Pomona Valley, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula
Provides after school care with a focus on academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. After school care provided at a 20:1 ratio, but most locations open to taking children with autism who can succeed in that ratio.

Break Relief Sitter and Nannies
IG: @breakrelief_sitters
Break Relief Sitters and Nannies provides the ultimate child care services for families who absolutely love traveling together, but crave the freedom of enjoying the adult aspect of their vacation. We are Autism/ Special needs focused but we cater to everyone. We know everyone loves an unforgettable trip, whether at a theme park or on your dream family vacation.  As well as, we know all too well it can be quite overwhelming at times and consequently you may even need a vacation after your vacation. This! Is where my company comes in. My company provides trained sitters and Nannies for families while they’re on vacation or at selected theme parks in Southern California. Being on a vacation with family just got more exciting, because now everyone can truly enjoy their different adventures, kids and adults alike.

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventure Program & After School Program
255 East Bonita Avenue, Pomona
(909) 596-7733 or  1(800)926-5462
Program focuses on empowering people with disabilities by creating opportunities for challenging and exciting experiences in the out-of-doors where they can further develop self-confidence, social skills, friendships, and enhance physical skills – all while receiving therapy. Has an after school component for children ages 6 to 12.  The After School Activity Program (A.S.A.P.) to develop self- confidence, social skills, friendships and enhance physical skills while enjoying therapeutic activities.  Sessions are eight weeks in duration, cost $425 for the program, and are held afternoons from 3-5pm. Pre-program assessment required.

Easter Seals Child Development Center
531 West 8th Street, Upland, (909) 981-4668
2999 S. Haven Ave., Ontario, (909) 923-3352
Services children from birth to five years of age.  The centers provide comprehensive services including family supports through parent workshops, training services, disability services and individual consultation.  The Centers also serve pregnant women and provide home-based early childhood education services.  The centers provide full-day, year-round care to parents working or going to school.

280 Teller St, #170, Corona
(951) 520-8900
Offers childcare by the hour for ages 2-12 years.  Children can enjoy art, games, indoor climbing structure, music, stories and more.  Can provide services for special needs children, however not staffed for children that need 1:1 supervision.

The Neel Center
(760) 246-2031
An after school, leadership, fine arts and tutorial program for ages 11 and older in the High Desert. Offers Homework Labs, Fine Arts Classes, clubs on cooking, poetry, photography and fitness.  Offers special projects, an informal social etiquette class  and more.

Pomona Unified School District Child Development Resource & Referral
(909) 397-4740 ext 2 or (800) 822-5777
For cities west of the 15 freeway in San Bernardino County, Maintains an up-to-date computer listing of licensed child care facilities in the county.

San Bernardino Parks, Recreation, and Community Service Dept.
Center For Individual Development (C.I.D.)
8088 Palm Lane San Bernardino
This program is an after-school recreation program designed for children, teens and young adults with and without disabilities, ages 3 years and up.  A variety of activities are offered including but not limited to: crafts, games, sports, cooking, community outings and special events!  Through the use of recreation and leisure the participants are able to strengthen their social skills with their peers, adults and the public.   Through their participation in these activities they increase their creativity, self-esteem, team building skills, and leadership skills, which in turn helps them improve their overall quality of life. M-F 2pm-5pm.  Summer School in June hours 11am-5pm.  Cost is approx. $54 for semester.

Stepping Stone
13013 Cherokee Rd, Etiwanda
(909) 296-0708
Daycare, playgroups for children 18 mos to 12 yrs with Autism and/or ADD/ADHD. Offers weekend hours, overnight care, tutoring, help with potty training and more.

Respite Services

Respite care is short term care that helps a family take a break from the daily routine and stress. It can be provided in the client’s home or in a variety of out of home settings.  Inland Regional Center may provide funding or referrals for respite service.

123 Home Care -Inland Empire
11801 Pierce St., Suite 1200, Riverside
(951) 824-1370

Offers in home respite care to individuals with disabilities throughout the Inland Empire.

24hr HomeCare – Inland Empire
1420 Iowa Ave, Suite 130, Riverside
(909) 786-4912
24Hr HomeCare’s Riverside location is a vendor with the Inland Regional Center to provide Preferred Provider, Routine Respite, and Financial Management Services. We cover all of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties including High Desert, Low Desert, Big Bear, and Temecula areas. All of our programs are offered in English and Spanish, and we offer free CPR/First Aid courses in English and Spanish for family selected workers in our family selected provider Respite program.

Accredited Nursing 
5595 DeSoto Ave Suite 160, Woodland Hills
Requirements for preferred providers: CPR

(909) 390-5772
For skilled or LVN.

Best Home Health Care Inc.
1175 S. Grove Ave. Ste. 102 Ontario, CA 91761
www.besthhc.comIn-home respite care including specialized respite (RN/LVN)

California Respite Care
(909) 910-1522
Serves LA, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. Provides non-medical in-home behavior respite care services to individuals who exhibit challenging maladaptive behaviors, such as aggression, non-compliance, elopement, etc. Provides a highly trained respite worker to assist your loved one with their basic daily routine, and help with basic daily living skills. They encourage recreational skills in the areas of games, sports, and arts and crafts, and enjoy being a part of hobbies that your loved one enjoys doing in the home.  In home non-medical respite care to families caring for a loved one with a disability.  Vendored through various Regional Centers; also accepts private pay.  Children through adults.

Cherish Care
Cell: (626)236-6385/(210)202-8039
Stewart Plaza: 440 North Mountain Ave. Suite 201-K Upland, CA 91786
We provide in-home care for those who have developmental disabilities, our mission is to provide temporary relief of non-medical care and supervision to children and adults with special needs. We promote social interaction, independent living and other self-help skills needed for daily in-home activities. Provides FREE CPR and LiveScan for PREFERRED PROVIDERS ONLY. Authorized vendor for the Inland Empire Regional Center.

ComForcare Respite Services
2707 E Valley Blvd., Ste 307, West Covina
Offers respite including Parent’s Choice Respite. Family can refer multiple caregivers to provide services. Fast hiring and paid orientation. English, Spanish and Chinese staff.

Desire Home Care
(888) 600-4220
Provides quality and affordable care for children & adults with autism and other special needs. They are an authorized vendor of Inland Regional Center, which means they can work with families to qualify for free Respite Care. Their caregivers are certified and highly trained respite workers, who will provide one-to-one specialized autism care. They also provide monthly autism caregiver training (call them to learn more). Accepts private pay and Regional Center voucher.

The Grove Community Church
19900 Grove Community Drive, Riverside
(951) 571-9090
Offers monthly respite the third Friday each month 6:30-8:30 for kids with disabilities and siblings.  Food, crafts, activities provided.

Inland Respite Agency
1250 Corona Pointe Court, Suite 210 Corona Ca
36943 Cook St. Ste 102 Palm Desert Ca 92211
Requirements for preferred providers: First Aid and CPR

In-Roads Creative Programs
7955 Webster St Suite 14, Highland
(909) 947-9142
Requirements for providers: CPR, First Aid and possible training.

Maxim Health Care Services
1 Ridgegate Dr. Ste.130, Temecula
1 909-522-3555
Requirements for preferred providers: CPR, First Aid and security checks

Maulin Home Care 
(909) 946-9600
Requirements for preferred providers: CPR, First Aid and security checks.  Private pay and Regional Center vendored.

Never Alone Living Assistance 
(951) 491-0150
Non medical homecare located in Temecula serving Riverside, OC and Northern San Diego, we have been serving the community for almost 9 years focusing on senior care, adult mental disability, adult autism care, respite care and hospice. Private pay, long term care insurance, VA and some grants

Aveanna Healthcare Services
(310) 215-1730, (951) 751-7715, (909) 890-0448
Provides respite and financial management services. Medical and non-medical respite available.

Shella Care
27388 Sun City Blvd. #D, Menifee, CA 92586
(951) 723-8460
Respite Services are designed to assist the Consumer to remain in the Parent or Guardian home providing for a better of quality of life.

Team Nurses Respite Services
1817 North D St. -San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 474-9919
Offers medical/ non-medical in home respite care to individuals with disabilities throughout the Inland Empire.

Total Services
(626) 355-5160
Will provide services in the High Desert, Riverside and San Bernardino county areas.  The staff is trained to use research based interventions that are based on Applied Behavior Analysis and the individual’s current behavior plan. The focus of the program is to help individuals improve their ability to take care of their own needs and perform daily living skills, such as communications, socialization and daily routines that would normally be performed by family members. This program is goal-oriented and the staff focuses on strengthening the individual’s self-help and daily living skills every session.Provides parent education; behavioral assessment/intervention; psychological/academic assessment; education advocacy, in- classroom support: ABA in home and school: community based instruction and integration; floortime therapy and behavioral respite care.  Vendorized through Regional Center and school districts.  Will accept private pay.  Started taking insurance.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
35325 Date Palm Dr. Suite 139, Cathedral City
(760) 321-8184
Offers in home respite care to individuals with disabilities throughout the Inland Empire.  UCP sends out qualified, pre-screened Respite Caregivers to homes who are certified in First Aid and CPR.  Respite is available to Inland Regional Center clients or by private pay.

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