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Child Care Aware®

Select a state to connect with resources such as state child care licensing offices, financial assistance programs, health and social services, and more. Phone numbers and websites are provided for each resource.

Free Child Care Search tool. Simply enter your zip code and your local CCR&R agency will be provided.

Alex the Bear is a short three-minute video that seeks to make the transition to child care exciting, enjoyable and a lot of fun! Join Alex as he prepares for his first adventure in child care.


Office of Child Care

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early child care and after-school programs. Click here to find Resources for Parents.

Child care can be expensive, but there are resources available to you. Use this website to find information about finding help paying for child care in your new location.


Office of Head Start

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families.

Search by home address, city, or zip code to find Head Start and Early Head Start programs near you.

National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) and Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) created this handbook that has information about health and safety, family engagement in early care and education, and school readiness.


Office of Refugee Resettlement

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) helps those in need access important resources that assist them in adjusting to the United States.

Office of Refugee Resettlement presents a four-part video series about different health issues, including diet and exercise and pregnancy.

A national, toll-free, 24-hour hotline in the United States (1-888-373-7888) that provides callers with crisis intervention, tip-reporting, comprehensive services, and anti-trafficking resources and referrals.