child waiting room


Since 2016, the San Bernardino Superior Court has provided Children’s Waiting Rooms at designated court facilities. This program provides a safe place for children away from the courtroom, which can at times be an upsetting and frightening experience.

The Children’s Waiting Rooms are operated and staffed by a private vendor, Choices for Children, with credentialed and experienced childcare providers, trained to interact with children positively.

Please review the court’s policies and procedures regarding the waiting rooms.

Services Available

  • A supervised play environment for children between the ages of 2 ½ (toilet-trained) and 14 years of age
  • A drop-in/free program offered to parents and guardians who are conducting court business
  • Operated Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (except court holidays)


The Court currently offers Children’s Waiting Rooms at the following locations: San Bernardino Justice Center, Historic Courthouse, Fontana Courthouse and Barstow Courthouse. See specific information for each site below.

San Bernardino Justice Center

247 W. 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Room 182
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 708-8340

Historic Courthouse

351 N. Arrowhead Ave., 3rd Floor, Room 306
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 708-8339

Fontana Courthouse

17780 Arrow Boulevard, 2nd floor (across from the Landlord-Tenant/Small Claims Clerk’s Office)
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 320-5174

Barstow Courthouse

235 East Mountain View Street
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 718-3749