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Child Care Resource & Referral for Clatsop, Lincoln & Tillamook Counties
Finding child care is challenging for busy families. Starting July 1, 2016, child care referrals will be provided by 211Info, guide to health and social services in Oregon. This change will make it simpler and easier for parents and caregivers to get information quickly, in one place. 211Info is positioned to serve all segments of the population and will provide comprehensive services. To contact 211:
Text: the keyword children to 898211
Here are some publications that may be helpful to you in your search for child care.
Selecting Quality Child Care
Child Care Options (important regulatory requirements)
Important Indicators of Quality Child Care
Read our latest Parent Line Newsletter located on our Newsletters page.
Many families need some help to pay for their child care. See if you qualify for a child care subsidy at: Oregon DHS Child Care Program.
If you experience concerns about the health and safety of children in a care situation please contact the Office of Child Care directly at 800-556-6616.
With the transition of child care referrals from the CCR&R to 211Info as of July 1, 2016, Family Care Connection will continue and expand our relationship-based professional development services for child care providers. In addition to trainings we offer consultations and technical assistance to help promote the success of child care providers.
Find our latest training information in the Provider Newsletter located on our Newsletters page.
To enroll with Family Care Connection's services download our Child Care Provider Intake Form
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
Learn more about becoming a DHS Listed Provider at:
Oregon Department of Human Services
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.
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.
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.
Resources for Early Childhood Professionals