Parents! Use Child Care Resource and Referrals

Child Care Resource and Referrals agencies are not-for-profit organizations that help parents and child care providers find each other.  There are many resource and referral agencies nationwide that provide various operations.  Some of these include:

  • Referrals to parents for local child care
  • Assistance with child care subsidies
  • Offering workshops and hotlines as well as other resources
  • Helping the parent understand what quality child care is and how to find it

Click  here for the complete list of ways these organizations benefit child care and find the one closest to you!  Click here for Child Care Aware's "About Child Care Resource & Referral" information.


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Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building