California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (Network) is the oldest, most well-established system of child care Resource and Referral (R&R) agencies in the United States.

The Building Child Care Collaborative (BCC)

Provides considerable information on facilities development and financing for child care providers. In addition to other services available through this site, it can be used to identify community resources, financial resources, and publications that child care providers can turn to for help in their efforts to build, purchase, expand, or renovate child care homes and centers in California.

All About Young Children

Information for families on children’s early development.

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Parent Services Project

Parent Services Project (PSP) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating family support into early childhood programs and the schools through training, technical assistance, and education.

Parent Voices

Parent Voices is a parent-led grassroots organization advocating to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families. We are a rapidly growing chapter organization of parents in California.

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

Child Care Law Center

The Child Care Law Center uses legal tools to foster the development of quality, affordable child care–for every child, every parent and every community. CCLC works to expand child care options, particularly for low-income families, and to ensure that children are safe and nurtured in care outside the home.

The Children’s Movement

The Children’s Movement of Fresno believes that the well-being and education of our children in Fresno County must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our county and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal.

Community Care Licensing Division

This is the official site for the Community Care Licensing, a division of the California Department of Social services. CCLD promotes the health, safety, and quality of life of each person in community care through the administration of an effective collaborative regulatory enforcement system.


TRUSTLINE is California’s registry of in-home child care providers who have been cleared through a finger print check of records at the California Department of Justice.

Child Development Policy Institute

The Child Development Policy Institute’s mission is to help establish sound public policy focused on what is best for the children of California. To that end, driven by the following basic goals for the child care system in California.


KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Stand for Children

Stand for Children is a highly effective grassroots voice for children. They enable everyday people to join together in a strong, effective voice to win concrete changes for children.