Since 1974, PACCC has pursued its non-profit mission of providing care and education for Palo Alto’s children. The agency was originally founded by city leaders to meet the need for high quality and affordable options rooted in the community.

PACCC's roots in the community have grown even deeper over the years. We have more sites throughout the City of Palo Alto than any other agency. Our After School Kids' Clubs are located onsite at 11 of 12 elementary schools of Palo Alto Unified School District, and we value our close partnerships with school administrators. PACCC is also a main source of training opportunities for other child care providers in our community.

PACCC serves the child care needs of more than 800 children daily; providing care for children from as young as two months through 5th grade at 19 programs throughout the city. The non-profit mission of the agency includes making quality care accessible to all of Palo Alto's residents regardless of income. Approximately 17% of PACCC families receive financial aid or scholarship support either from the City of Palo Alto, the State, or from PACCC itself.