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Resource and Referral


Resource and Referral (R&R) agencies, funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Child Care and Development Division (CCDD), are located in every county in the state. The R&Rs help families find child-care that best meets their needs, recruit and train child care providers, and collect data from parents and child care providers. The R&Rs provide a variety of services to parents seeking care, to providers seeking professional development and incentives for remaining in the profession, and to communities seeking support for their youngest residents.

Childcare and Early Education providers, and families, can visit the following web sites for R&Rs in their area at:

For further information, visit the Resource and Referral webpage External link opens in new window or tab. at the CDSS.

Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 24, 2023
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