Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) refers to an interrelated set of services to families, child care providers, employers, and communities that: strives to improve the quality and quantity of those child care options; facilitate access to early care and education and school-age child care opportunities for families; and provide objective information for planning and policy development to the public and private sectors.

Child Care Resource and Referral provides professional development and training, technical assistance, data collection and analysis, and public awareness, all of which work to improve children’s access to quality child care and help ensure children have the early experiences they need for their optimal development.