SNCS is a private, nonprofit child care resource and referral agency that has served families, early childhood specialists and the community since 1978. SNCS has utilized state funding resources and community partnerships to actively support entire family growth and individualized personal development.


Contact Details

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  City Downieville, CA
  Zip Code 95936
  Address 105 Beckwith
  Phone Number (530) 993-1288

From Our Website

The Learning Center in Grass Valley includes a Resource Library and Play Space that is open to the public when not in use, be sure to check the calendar. Parents and providers can borrow a variety of developmentally appropriate toys and materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and children with special need. We maintain a variety of books and DVDs on educational and parenting topics. Child care providers and professionals may use these materials at their Family Child Care Home, School or Center.


Selecting a qualified childcare provider is an important decision in your child's life. An enriching and nurturing childcare environment will set the stage for the healthy growth and development of your child. SNCS is here to support you through your childcare planning process. We provide free childcare resource and referral services to all families throughout Sierra and Nevada counties, including consultation on local early education and childcare programs. To learn more about childcare provider options, please review Types of Providers page.


Donations to TLC will help purchase books, developmentally appropriate toys and materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and children with special needs. Funds may also be used to continue and expand SNCS playgroups. When you donate to The Children's Community Chest 100% of your donation goes directly to the families. This program offers discretionary funds to families with an urgent need when there are no other community resources in Nevada and Sierra Counties available.