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Would you like to know more about child care licensing in your state or resources for children with special needs? Do you need to contact someone about child support, health care for your family, or help paying for food or heat? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Click a tab below to find those resources and more in Puerto Rico.

Child Care and COVID-19

Information and resources around child care and COVID-19 in your area (last updated on June 3, 4:52 p.m. EDT)

Information for Child Care Providers

Puerto Rico COVID-19 Website 

General information about COVID-19 in your area

Website

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Find additional information on COVID-19

Website

Need additional information?

Click here to find your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for one-on-one help.

Find out more about child care in your area. Click on the links below, or contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for one-on-one help.

Child Care Licensing

Your local child care regulatory office

Phone: (787) 294-4900

Website

Provider Complaint Line: (787) 294-4900

Inspection Reports

Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

*Inspections not available online. Contact your licensing agency for more information*

Phone: (787) 294-4900

Website

Child Care Fact Sheet

Basic facts about child care in your area

State Fact Sheets

Puerto Rico Child Care Information

Information and resources for parents looking for child care in Puerto Rico

Website

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Reimburses child care providers for healthy meals and snacks

Phone: (787) 723-9090

Website

Criminal Background Checks

Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

Website

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) – Pasitos

Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

Website

Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

Child Protective Services

To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

Phone: 1(800) 981-8333 (in PR only) or (787) 749-1333

Website

Child Support

Child support application and procedures for your state

Phone: (787) 767-1500

Website

Medicaid Eligibility

Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

Phone: (787) 641-4224

Website

*If you are not eligible for Medicaid, your child(ren) may still be able to receive health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For questions about eligibility and benefits, contact your Medicaid office.*

Department of Health

State government programs and services for children and families

Phone: (787) 765-2929

Website

Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration

State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

Phone: (787) 763-7575

Website

Car Seat Basics

Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

Website

Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

Child Care Assistance – Sistema de Vales

Child care financial assistance programs

Phone: (787) 724-7474

Website

Puerto Rico Head Start

A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

Website

Find Your local Head Start/Early Head Start

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

Phone: (787) 766-2805

Website

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

Website

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

Federal nutrition program

Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

Website

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

Website

Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

SER de Puerto Rico

Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Early Intervention – IDEA Part C Program

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

There are currently no organizations listed

  • COVID-19

    Child Care and COVID-19

    Information and resources around child care and COVID-19 in your area (last updated on June 3, 4:52 p.m. EDT)

    Information for Child Care Providers

    Puerto Rico COVID-19 Website 

    General information about COVID-19 in your area

    Website

    Puerto Rico Department of Health

    Find additional information on COVID-19

    Website

    Need additional information?

    Click here to find your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for one-on-one help.

  • Child Care

    Find out about the ins and outs of child care in your area. What is required to become a provider in your area? What requirements are there for a background check? Does your state offer any quality improvement programs?

    Child Care Licensing

    Your local child care regulatory office

    Phone: (787) 294-4900

    Website

    Phone: (787) 294-4900

    Inspection Reports

    Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

    Phone: (787) 294-4900

    Website

    Child Care Fact Sheet

    Basic facts about child care in your area

    State Fact Sheet

    Puerto Rico Child Care Information

    Information and resources for parents looking for child care in Puerto Rico

    Website

    Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

    Reimburses child care providers for healthy meals and snacks

    Phone: (787) 723-9090

    Website

    Criminal Background Checks

    Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

    Website

    Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) – Pasitos

    Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

    Website

  • Health and Social Services

    Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

    Child Protective Services

    To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

    Phone: 1(800) 981-8333 (in PR only) or (787) 749-1333

    Website

    Child Support

    Child support application and procedures for your state

    Phone: (787) 767-1500

    Website

    Medicaid Eligibility

    Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

    Phone: (787) 641-4224

    Website

    *If you are not eligible for Medicaid, your child(ren) may still be able to receive health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For questions about eligibility and benefits, contact your Medicaid office.*

    Department of Health

    State government programs and services for children and families

    Phone: (787) 765-2929

    Website

    Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration

    State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

    Phone: (787) 763-7575

    Website

    Car Seat Basics

    Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

    Website

  • Financial Assistance

    Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

    Child Care Assistance – Sistema de Vales

    Child care financial assistance programs

    Phone: (787) 724-7474

    Website

    Puerto Rico Head Start

    A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

    Website

    Find Your local Head Start/Early Head Start

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

    Phone: (787) 766-2805

    Website

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

    Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

    Website

    Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

    Federal nutrition program

    Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

    Website

    Low Income Energy Assistance Program

    Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

    Phone: 3-1-1 (within PR)

    Website

  • Children with Special Needs

    Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

    SER de Puerto Rico

    Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Early Intervention – IDEA Part C Program

    Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

  • There are currently no organizations listed

If you find that any of the information above is incorrect, please contact us at info@childcareaware.org.

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