Respite Care
My children grew up going to the nursery. This place has been a blessing to my family. They are very loving. They provided breaks for families it's like having a nanny on call.
Shanell
Children can stay for 24-72 hours monthly.
I utilized this amazing service for the first time the other day. They Gave me a much-needed break. My kiddo had so much fun, that she didn't want to leave her new friends. Sweet people work there. So glad I tried this. An absolute Godsend.
Regi

Respite Care is short-term care for children that provides parents and caregivers with time to rest, relax, and take care of their own needs. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery offers monthly Respite Care visits ranging from 24 hours up to 3 days. Families can schedule a visit a month in advance. Families can also schedule a day visit through our Emergency Childcare Services program.

Raising young children comes with a lot of joy, but it can also be challenging, and sometimes exhausting. Parenting is nonstop. Many parents put aside their own mental health and physical needs, friends, and interests to focus on their children. We forget how important it is to take care of ourselves. Respite Care allows parents and guardians time for themselves. These short breaks can mean going to a doctor’s appointment, going out with friends, time for rest and relaxation, or doing something just for you.

Respite Care is especially important for families caring for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. We have cared for children for over 40 years. Our childcare staff has lots of experiences working with children who have special needs. You can count un us to provide the best care for your child. Respite Care is especially important for families caring for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges.

To schedule a Respite Care visit, please call the Nursery. We're available 24 hours a day.

Thanks to several partnerships and private funding, the Nursery can offer free emergency childcare for low-income families. Funding is provided in part by Contra Costa County, the City of Antioch, the City of Concord, and the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund.

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Families are welcome to schedule a tour of the Nursery, meet our staff, and see where your children will be staying.

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