Run a more
successful childcare.

CQEL reduces the stress, costs, and complexity of running a childcare.

Director's Coffee Break

Director's Coffee Break is bi-weekly video conversation full of support, resources, and connections. Members bring their problems and questions and get answers.

Licensing Tools

Incredibly powerful tools to help you quickly navigate Title 22, FCCH Title 22, and the Care Licensing Inspection Tool. We layered on AI so you can ask it any question and get clear answers.


In-person and online trainings crafted for California early educators.


A fresh weekly list of grants available to California childcares.

Facebook Community

Over 500 child care leaders support each other with the toughest questions every week.

Insurance Discounts

Special offers on insurance, including health, business, workers' comp, auto, and general.

Discounts on Supplies

Discounts on school supplies and equipment from Kaplan, Lakeshore Learning, Discount School Supplies.


We're the unifying voice of childcares. We organize advocacy to influence legislation.

Member Resource Library

Don’t recreate the wheel! CQEL has a library of useful forms and templates.

Licensing Updates

We keep you informed of upcoming licensing changes and how they will affect your program.

Human Resources

Access to HR specialists by phone or online.

Legal Advice

Attorneys offer free limited consultations as a service to our members.

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