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Child/Family Services

Child Care Resource & Referral

The Child Care Resource & Referral program is operated by the Child/Family Services division of the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  This program is funded through the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education. It provides comprehensive information and referrals regarding child care/development services to parents and providers. All services are free of charge. Additional services include:

  • Referrals to all types of child care facilities; including licensed and exempt centers and licensed family child care homes in Stanislaus County.
  • Information on how to open and manage a family child care home or a child care center.
  • Resource lending library which includes resource materials, books, toys and DVDs.
  • Information on subsidized programs for low-income parents.
  • Workshops on topics of interest to providers, parents, and center staff.
  • Assistance with registration of exempt providers through Trustline Registry.

Additional information can be received by calling (209) 238-6400.

Need help in finding child care? Need help in paying for child care?

If you are looking for child care, you can receive referrals to a variety of child care options. To use this new online feature

Click here


Interested in the California State Preschool Program or need help in paying for your child care?
Click here to place your child on the eligibility list for state programs.

For assistance with part-day state preschool in Ceres call Ceres Unified School District at (209) 556-1545 or Special Kids Child Development Center at (209) 537-9091.

For assistance with part-day preschool in Keyes Unified School District call (209) 667-1660.

For full day preschool or child care click the link above.