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NYS Parent Guide


Child Care Information

Child Care Resource and Referral Center

1-800-345-KIDS (1-800-345-5437)

Click on “Child Care” to find a directory of child care resource and referral centers organized by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, to help parents find quality child care at affordable prices.


This site includes a helpful checklist to use when choosing child care; explains New York’s quality rating system for both home and center-based child care sites. Click the “Parents & Families” tab.

New York State Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies

Child Care Resource and Referral programs (CCR&Rs) are coordinating and planning agencies for local child care services. They provide support to child care providers, parents, businesses and local governments.

Increasing the supply of high quality child care by providing a broad range of support services to child care providers, CCR&Rs also help families make informed decisions about available child care services.