THE PROVIDER CONNECTION

As a community leader in Palo Alto, PACCC operates The Provider Connection to serve the education, training and professional development needs of teachers of young children.

The Provider Connection is a teacher resource center/lending library providing materials and equipment to enhance the teaching practices of professionals working in our community with young children. It offers workshops on current topics as well as CPR, and is open to all community members including parents and grandparents.

Hours of Operation

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

9:00am - 1:00pm
9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm
9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm
10:00am - 1:00pm (hours may vary, please call ahead)
Closed
Open during CPR and First Aid classes only - See Schedule
Closed

Resources

Lending Library

  • Educational Toys
  • Multicultural Books and Materials
  • Bilingual Parent-Child Kits
  • Infant Crawling Mats
  • Grandparent Kits
  • Dramatic Play Boxes
  • Much more...!
  • High-Quality Children's Books
  • Teachers' Resource Books
  • Multicultural Dolls
  • Curriculum and Language Kits
  • Puppet Theater and Puppets
  • Large Motor Equipment

In-House Resources (some may have nominal additional cost)

  • 1 Computer (w/ internet access)
  • Color Printer
  • Color/BW Photocopier
  • Fax Machine
  • A Resourceful Staff!
  • Accu-Cut Die Cut Machine
  • Laminator (call 20 minutes before arrival)
  • Book Binder
  • Scanner

Membership

The Provider Connection relies on membership dues to provide its services as a resource for local child care providers, teachers, and others interested in early childhood.

Dues

  • $30 per year per person
  • $25 per year licensed center membership for each classroom at the same center
  • $3 "Day Pass" - use of all resource materials; lamination $1 per yard; no material check-out
  • PACCC staff and currently enrolled PACCC families receive a free membership

Member Benefits

  • Use of all equipment and resources listed on the Teacher Resources page
  • Discounted workshops ($5 off per class), and a subscription to the Provider Connection Newsletter
  • Lamination services (additional cost)
  • Copy machine (additional cost)

Become a Member

To become a new member or renew your current membership, please print and complete the membership application.

Return the form and appropriate payment to:
PC Memberships
Palo Alto Community Child Care
3990 Ventura Court
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Workshops

The Provider Connection offers workshops, trainings, CPR and reflective discussion groups for teachers throughout the year. We also offer wellness workshops to encourage self-care and well-being for parents and professionals who care for children. See the Workshops page to view the schedule and register.

Location and Contact Information

Beatriz Pastor, Outreach Coordinator
(650) 493-3100 | bpastor@paccc.org

3990 Ventura Court
Palo Alto, 94306

Near the PACCC main office at Ventura Community Center