Child Care Resource & Referral
How your local CCR&R Office Helps
CCR&R staff help parents learn about quality child care, what to look for when selecting child care, and why quality child care is important. CCR&R offices keep an up-to-date database with information about child care providers and different child care programs. Referral Specialists will provide you with tools that will aid you in understanding and locating quality child care. They will work to match your family needs with providers who best meet your requirements.
Request a Child Care Referral by Phone or In-office Appointment
Call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ask for your local Child Care Resource and Referral Office
Receive a Child Care Referral Online
Complete an online profile specific to your family and search for child care providers
Receive your response immediately
Questions? Call our office to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable referral specialist
If you have used the on-line child care referral system or worked with a Referral Specialist in one of our seven Child Care Resource and Referral offices we would like to hear from you. By completing our on-line Parent Satisfaction Survey you will help us in providing the customer service that best meets your needs.
Resources & Information
CCR&R offices help parents choose quality child care, including information about a child care facility’s child-to-teacher ratio, group size, methods of discipline, and the training and education levels of child care providers. CCR&R Offices provide information about programs provided by the state of Idaho and other resources for parents, including:
Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP): The ICCP helps low-income families pay for child care. Child care cash tuition assistance is available to eligible families through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This program is for parents who work, attend school, or participate in approved activities to help prevent children from being placed in foster care.
Also, see IdahoSTARS information for parents about ICCP.
State and Local Licensing Regulations: Child care licensing is important because it protects the well-being, safety and health of children; it regulates standards and encourages improvement of programs; it helps parents know what basic health and safety requirements a facility meets; and it helps parents narrow down their choices when looking for child care.
Also, see IdahoSTARS information for parents about licensing.
Child and Adult Care Food Program: This federally-funded program provides nutritious food for children in child care.