Real estate for child care providers

Real estate for child care providers

Safe, developmentally-appropriate, and reliable child care is critically limited in our community. Many child care providers who wish to serve more children and families have a difficult time securing a suitable space to grow their business.

As a new partnership of Child Development Associates and Mission Driven Finance, Care Access Real Estate (CARE) San Diego works to help licensed child care providers lease a new property that will allow them to serve more children and families in San Diego County.

Expand your child care business in a CARE San Diego property

CARE San Diego plans to find properties that can be renovated for child care and offer them to child care providers who meet the criteria of a CARE San Diego tenant. With more space for learning activities and physical outdoor play, your business can grow to attract more families. After leasing a CARE San Diego property for at least two (2) years, the tenant may have the opportunity to purchase the property at a discounted price.*

*subject to federal rules.

Early learning spaces for children and child care providers

Expand your business

Serve more children and families with a larger or additional location.

Child care optimized space

CARE San Diego finds the right space to grow your business.

Friendly & supportive landlord

We understand the needs of child care and charge a fair rent.

CARE San Diego is administered by:

 

Are you a good CARE San Diego candidate?

If you are a licensed child care provider in San Diego who is ready to move or add a new location and:

  • Have an active child care license and been operating for at least two (2) years.
  • Currently rent your child care space.
  • Are eager to increase their child care license in a new space to serve more children.
  • Are willing to move and lease a CARE San Diego property.
  • Are fully enrolled, may even have a waitlist.
  • Regularly participate in professional and quality development and training.
  • Plan to operate a child care service for the foreseeable future.
  • Care or plan to care for children from families earning below San Diego County’s median income.

*We are currently accepting interest forms from licensed family child care home providers who are willing to live and operate their child care in the 92114, 91945, and 91977 zip codes (areas include Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, and Encanto).

**Interest forms from licensed center child care providers will be accepted in 2023.

Here’s how it works

CARE San Diego will work with providers who meet the tenant criteria to complete the process. Funding is limited.

Step 1
Complete interest form

Share with us about your child care business.

Step 2
Complete interview

Share with us your business goals.

Step 3
Real estate questionnaire

Help us understand your real estate needs and desires in leasing with us.

Step 4
Financial discovery

We help you calculate your business finances to learn together how much rent you can afford.

Step 5
Property match

Review property options and decide whether they are right for you.

Step 6
Lease process

We work together to move you into your new property.

This is a limited opportunity

We are currently accepting interest forms from licensed family child care home providers who are willing to live and operate their child care in the 92114, 91945, and 91977 zip codes (areas include Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, and Encanto).

Click below to register for our informational webinars to learn more and get access to the interest form:

Spanish Webinar via Zoom: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


English Webinar via Zoom: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, CARE San Diego is only leasing to active licensed child care providers, who have been operating for at least two (2) years.

Yes, at this time CARE San Diego is only available to licensed child care providers providing services in San Diego County.

Providers who meet all need, quality, and capacity requirements as determined by the questionnaire, interviews, verifications, and documentation will be invited to become a CARE San Diego tenant candidate. Not all CARE San Diego tenant candidates will match with a property.

CARE San Diego is administered by: