Child Care Resource & Referral for Clatsop, Lincoln & Tillamook Counties

CCR&R children

Helping families

Helping child care providers

Helping communities

Helping employers


Services for Families:

Finding child care is challenging for busy families. Child Care Resource & Referral is a free service offering referrals to child care providers that fit the need or situation of your family. We provide referrals only. We do not make recommendations. We also offer helpful information on selecting quality child care.
Family Care Connection Brochure
Selecting Quality Child Care
Child Care Options (important regulatory requirements)
Important Indicators of Quality Child Care

For referrals via email contact:

Search for child care online: Oregon's Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral

Read the latest Parent Line Newsletter located on our Newsletters page.

Many families need some help to pay for their child care. Need Help Paying for Child Care has resources that may be available. See if you qualify for a child care subsidy at: Oregon DHS Child Care Program.

Learn about important Tax Credits that can help with the cost of child care at the Oregon Office of Child Care website and at Oregon Tax Credits for Working Families.

Information provided to Family Care Connection is confidential.
CCR&R Confidentiality Policy Statement

If you experience concerns about the health and safety of children in a care situation we have a formal complaint policy to help you document your concerns. You can also contact the Office of Child Care directly at 800-556-6616.
CCR&R Complaint Policy

Concerns about the services provided by Family Care Connection's Child Care Resource & Referral can be addressed through our formal grievance policy and procedure.
CCR&R Grievance Policy

Services for Child Care Providers

We offer trainings, consultations and technical assistance to help promote the success of child care providers. If you are interested in becoming a child care provider and enrolling with Family Care Connection you can download our Child Care Provider Intake form.

Find our latest training information in the Provider Newsletter located on our Newsletters page.

Learn more about becoming a licensed child care provider in Oregon at these sites:
Office of Child Care
Child Care Rules (OARS) - Certified Family Child Care Homes / Certified Child Care Centers / Registered Family Child Care Homes

Find training information in any county of Oregon at:

Click here to find child care provider training ONLINE

Services for Communities:

Family Care Connection's Child Care Resource & Referral helps communities address issues related to child care and the well being of young children and families. We report on relevant data on the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care.
Here is our most recent report:
2012 Report on Child Care: Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties.

Services for Employers:

We offer information to help employers implement supportive work/life policies and programs to attract and keep the best employees. Learn about the tax credits available for employers who help their employees with child and elder care assistance at the Oregon Office of Child Care.

For parents who would like to talk to their employer about child care - Good Child Care Helps Employers, too - offers good talking points.

Other Sites of Interest:

Central Coordination of CCR&R at WOU/TRI/Center on Early Learning
Supporting families and childhood child care and education providers, and providing leadership and technical assistance for 13 CCR&R programs serving all counties in Oregon.

Child Care Aware of America
Our nation’s leading voice for child care

Child Care Aware
A program of Child Care Aware of America offering information and resources for parents and child care providers.

Inclusive Child Care Program
Helping to make child care accessible to families of children with special needs.

Let's Move Child Care
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Oregon Center for Career Development and Education
Promotes professional development to achieve high quality care and education for children and youth, and creates and supports training and education.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
Promoting health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.

USDA Child Nutrition Programs
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families.

The Future of Children
Providing timely information on major issues related to children's well-being.

Redleaf Press
Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

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