CCR&R Services for Families

Finding Child Care

Choosing the best program for your child can be a difficult decision-there are so many things to consider. Region 4 Child Care Resource & Referral can help make your decision easier. We provide child care referrals to help you find a program that meets your family’s unique needs, and information on finding help paying for child care.

The child care referral process consists of:

  • Gathering family information, assessing need and preferences
  • Explaining types of child care available
  • Explaining regulatory requirements (Star Rated License)
  • Discussing the importance of making program visits
  • Discussing what a parent should observe (quality indicators) or ask during a program visit
  • Share information that may help pay the cost of care
  • Provide referrals to licensed or licensed-exempt, legally operating programs

*All personal information gathered for child care referrals is confidential and will not be shared. Some information (age, income, etc.) is used to report to funders who enable us to offer this free service.

Getting Started

There are three, free convenient ways to obtain referrals to child care programs in your area:


Online Search is available
24 hours 7 days per week.

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By Phone

Call Us toll free during office hours at 800-653-5212 to speak to a Child Care Referral Counselor.


By Email

To request someone to contact you, please e-Mail us at or fill out the form below.

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Helpful Guides

We are providing some links to help you perform your own research. Click for additional information on making the right choice for your family.

Region 4 CCR&R Services is committed to provide high quality services to all customers. If you have any comments, concerns or are not satisfied with the service you have received, please contact us.