The Gardena Family Child Care Program (GFCC) was established in 1976 in response to the unmet child care needs of the community. The program provides quality child care and child development services that promote early learning, school readiness and school-age programs to infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children whose parents live or work in Gardena.

Are you looking for free or low-cost child care?

The City of Gardena Family Care Program (GFCC) provides child care and child development services at low or no cost (depending on family income) to low and high risk families who live or work in Gardena. Care is provided to children ages 0 to 12 years in licensed Family Child Care Homes throughout Gardena.

The GFCC Program provides quality care, nutritious meals snacks, a safe and healthy indoor and outdoor area that is conducive to learning, and a variety of activities. If you would like more information on enrolling your child in the GFCC Program or to be placed on the waiting list, call (310) 217-6114.

Gardena Family Child Care (GFCC) Providers-GFCC Network
The City of Gardena Family Child Care Program (GFCC) contracts with family child care providers who offer a quality program and provide a wide variety of learning experiences that promote children’s growth and development in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment. GFCC is looking for providers who are professional, caring, nurturing, and understand how children grow and develop. GFCC staff offers technical assistance, information, and assistance with such items as curriculum, child care environment, behavioral problems, and developmental and age-appropriate practices to providers in the GFCC network. Additionally, there is a toy and equipment lending library available to GFCC providers.

If you would like more information or would like to apply to be part of the GFCC Network, call (310) 217-9588. You can access the Gardena Family Child Care Program Provider Network packet below for additional information and application. GFCC contracts with providers who live in Gardena and in some areas of zip codes 90504 (Torrance), 90250 (Hawthorne) and 90260 (Lawndale).