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Child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) serve families, child care providers and the local community. Parents know what child care is best for their family and CCR&Rs work hard every day to give families the information and support they need. CCR&Rs also support and train child care providers. And, they help parents, providers and the community understand how child care works and ways it can be improved.
Here are some of the core CCR&R services. Find the CCR&R in your community to learn about all we have to offer. We welcome parents, providers and the community to get in touch with us!
CCR&Rs help families find child care. They:
- Help you create a child care plan.
- Refer you to the child care programs that meet your needs.
- Have counselors that speak your language.
CCR&Rs offer support to families. They:
- Help you figure out if you qualify for help paying for child care.
- Offer workshops, support groups, and play groups.
CCR&Rs help child care providers. They:
- Provide information and training on many topics, such as starting and running a business, child development, and health and safety tips.
- Run the Trauma-Informed Care project to help you care for children experiencing trauma.
CCR&Rs recruit and train new family child care homes through the Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP).
- CCIP helps you get licensed by helping you:
- Set up your family child care home
- Understand licensing and other requirements
- Complete your licensing application
- Prepare your family child care home for a licensing inspection
- CCIP helps you once you are licensed by offering training and support on:
- Running your business
- Understanding and working with young children
- Working with families
CCR&Rs help your community. They:
- Share information on topics such as child care supply and demand and local zoning and regulations.
- Share updated information on child care programs with Community Care Licensing.
- Help communities understand how child care works and ways it can be improved.