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Child Development Resource Center

Finding Child Care


Image of children reading Step 1.     Fill out the online Child Care Referral Request

Step 2.     CDRC will send you several personalized referrals based on your family’s needs. We don’t make recommendations.

Step 3.     Visit and evaluate sites from the list of referrals to find child care that meets your family’s needs.

Step 4.     To help you know what to look for, use the

Guide to Choosing Child Care
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Step 5.     CDRC recommends that families review a potential child care provider’s licensing history before placing their child in the provider’s care. Using the provider's name on your referral form, you can check the background of a center or family day care home, by calling Community Care Licensing at (408) 324-2148, or online.


At any step along the way, CDRC can answer your questions on the phone, or in person.

Paying for Child Care


Image of girl with owe For many working families, child care is out of reach because of the cost. CDRC can help determine whether your family qualifies for help paying for child care, based on your income.

Once we've determined whether your family qualifies for assistance, we'll put you in touch with the Voucher Project and they'll walk you through the process of applying for a child care subsidy. Click here for a quick look at minimum eligibility requirements.


Please call us for more information.

(831) 466-5820

Community Resources


Image of two smiling children arm in arm CDRC partners with dozens of community organizations that support the overall health, safety and well-being of children and families.

Call CDRC to help determine which resource you need.
(831) 466-5820


Community Resource Directory