Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) - Arizona

CCR&R provides assistance to families, providers, and the community. Resources that are available at no charge include:

For Families:

  • Information about your child care choices and referrals
  • Guidelines for finding quality child care
  • Empowering Parents Quarterly Newsletters
  • Information about financial assistance and payment options

For Providers:

  • Listing on the referral database
  • Referrals to your business/program
  • Help with business, care, and regulatory questions
  • Information about trainings and workshops
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter

For the Community:

  • Information about classes and trainings
  • Information about the types of child care in Arizona
  • Presentations about child care to businesses or employers
  • Supply and demand information

Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To receive more detailed information about how to find quality programs, please contact CCR&R at 1-800-308-9000. In addition to comprehensive telephone services, CCR&R also offers Internet referrals available 24 hours a day at www.azchildcare.org.

Professional Development Opportunities

CCR&R offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for child care providers. To register for one of our trainings, or for more information about the various opportunities, please visit www.azchildcare.eventbrite.com.

DES Pre-Service Health & Safety Training Series

Child Care Resource & Referral – Arizona, a program of Child & Family Resources, Inc, in partnership with the Arizona Child Care Association, with funding and support from the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Care Administration, to provide a two-day, six hour, Health & Safety Training Series! Over the course of two days, for a total of 12 hours of professional development, child care professionals or those interested in joining the early childhood profession will receive an orientation or a refresher course in health, safety and child development. The Child Care & Development Block Grant, known as CCDBG is the federal grant that funds DES child care subsidies in Arizona, and this grant was reauthorized in November, 2014. One major component of this reauthorization requires all DES contracted child care providers to take training specific to Health & Safety.

The Ten Required Topics are:

  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Prevention Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Administration of Medication
  • Prevention of/Response to Food and Allergic Reactions
  • Building and Physical Premises Safety
  • Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma; Child Abuse Reporting
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
  • Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and Disposal of Bio Contaminants
  • Transporting Children
  • CPR/ First Aid

To view or look for an upcoming Health & Safety Series in your area and the steps to enroll for a series click here. All providers are required to enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry, to do so please visit www.azregistry.org. Here are instructions for enrolling in the Registry, click here.

Here’s some Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish about the DES Pre-Service Health & Safety Series.