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Resource and Referral

Referral Process

A Child Care Consultant will provide free child care referrals to programs in San Diego County. A quality referral call will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

During your call:

  • The consultant will explain the child care referral policy.
  • You will be asked to provide some personal information: name, address, contact number, as well as your child's first name and birth date.
  • The consultant will provide useful tips on choosing quality child care.
  • The search will be done based on your child's age, type of care, location, and hours of care needed.
  • You will be given a minimum of four child care referrals, the names of child care sites, telephone numbers, the facility license numbers, and the regulatory agency name.
  • Information on local fee assistance programs will be provided.
  • It is important to ask questions; child care consultants have information and resources available to you.