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We have many resources to offer parents, both online and at our CRS offices. We publish a quarterly newsletter, the CRS CONNECT, along with brochures on a variety of topics, including program information and steps to choosing quality child care.

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Resource Links

  • TrustLine is California's registry of in-home child care providers. 1-800-822-8490 / www.TrustLine.org
  • Dial 2-1-1 for easy access to community, health and disaster services. 211SanDiego.org

Child care REFERRALS

Let one of our expert consultants guide you through the child care referral process. We want to match you with the best child care provider that meets your family’s needs. Call 1-800-481-2151 to speak wth a child care consultant about creating your customized child care plan.

The toll free line is open:

  • Monday - Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Parent Choice

Families can mix and match early educational programs. For example, a child may attend a part-day program and receive wrap around care through a Licensed Center, Family Child Care Home (FCCH), or a family Friend or Neighbor (FFN). For more information, visit A Parent's Guide to Choosing Early Education.


The majority of child care centers and all family child care homes are licensed by the California Department of Social Services (DSS) Community Care Licensing division (CCL) to ensure that minimum health and safety standards are met.

As a parent or guardian, you have the right and responsibility to review a potential child care provider's public record to obtain information on substantiated or inconclusive complaints and violations before placing your child in their care.

Make an appointment to review the child care provider's record at:

Community Care Licensing
7575 Metropolitan Dr. #110
San Diego, 92108

Resource and Referral