Resource and Referral Program

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The Resource & Referral Program's primary function is to provide referrals to parents who are looking for a preschool program, child care center, school age child care, a home-based enrichment program or a licensed family child care home.

In person and phone referrals are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., by visiting the Resource & Referral Program located at the Imperial County Office of Education's Early Care and Education Programs or by calling (760)312-6544. There is no charge for this service.

Online referrals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days  a week.

Child Care Referrals

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Additional services and programs available through the Resource & Referral Program:

  • Information and guidance for the Alternative Payment Program and Cal-WORKs eligible families on combining a license-exempt childcare provider (family, friend, or neighbor) or a licensed family child care home with a state or federally subsidized preschool program to best prepare their child for Kindergarten and beyond.
  • Information and written materials on how to choose appropriate early education and child care services.
  • Referrals to other family/children services in Imperial County.
  • Assistance in opening a child care center or family child care home.
  • Implementation of the California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) which provides training and ongoing support for individuals seeking to obtain a family child care license. The goal of the project is to build child care capacity and improve the quality of care for all children, especially for infants and toddlers.
  • Trustline™ Registry- fingerprint clearance program for license-exempt child care provider (family, friend or neighbor).
  • Information on the supply and demand of early education and child care services in Imperial County and statewide.
  • Workshops for early childhood educators and child care providers.
  • Licensing Orientations in Spanish.
  • Foster Care Bridge Program.

Contact Information

Resources and Referral
Phone: (760) 312-6544
Fax: (760) 312 -6198

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