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Child Care Resource & Referral for Clatsop, Lincoln & Tillamook Counties
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find child care online at: 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.
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 Child Care Divison 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
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 Rule Books - Certified Family Child Care Homes / Certified Child Care Centers / Registered Family Child Care Homes
Find training information in any county of Oregon at: oregonchildcaretraining.org
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.
Our previous reports on child care inlcude:
2010 Report on Child Care: Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties.
Below are earlier reports on child care in just Lincoln County:
2008 Report on Child Care in Lincoln County (based on 2007-2008 fiscal year data)
2007 Report on Child Care in Lincoln County (based on 2006 data).
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 in the Oregon Dependent Care Tax Credit Guide.
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:
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.
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.
National Network for Child Care
Serving professionals and families who care for children and youth.
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.
Resources for Early Childhood Professionals