Courthouse Children's Waiting Rooms

Kidango operates the Courthouse Children's Waiting Rooms located in the Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Redwood City, San Mateo, and Pittsburg Courthouses. Through this service, Kidango provides quality child care on a drop-in basis Monday through Friday for children who are in need of a safe and nurturing environment while their parents/caregivers attend court proceedings. Experienced Kidango staff interact with the children to promote positive social interactions and engage in activities that promote each child's social emotional development. Without this service, many of the families who utilize the Children's Waiting Rooms would have to bring their children into court proceedings, exposing them to information and situations that are often traumatic, developmentally inappropriate and upsetting for the entire family. The Children's Waiting Rooms are free for all families with children ages 0-12 years that have court business and do not have pre-arranged child care.