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Using resource and referral services to find child care


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Local resource and referral programs help families find child care near their homes, schools or places of employment. Using a computerized database of all licensed childcare providers in the region, local resource and referral counselors are able to match families' needs by geographical area, age of children, hours of operation, and other specialized requests.

In addition, families receive information on how child care resource and referral works; a packet of specialized materials with resources on parenting and choosing child care; referrals to other agencies; tips on how to select a high quality child care provider who best meets their needs; and answers to questions about specific child care needs.

To find child care, visit Child Care Aware Washington or call 1.800.446.1114.