For Parents

Child Care Referrals

Referral Counselors in our Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices are ready to give you assistance in locating a child care provider that meets the unique needs of your child and family. We maintain an up-to-date listing of licensed child care providers in Santa Barbara County. Referrals are free and available to all parents.

Referral Counselors can help you decide what type of care is best for your child; give you information about what to look for and what questions to ask when visiting a potential child care provider. Parents can call directly or visit our office in person, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for referrals.

Child care providers referred are selected by matching the parent’s needs to the providers who can meet that need and type of care preferred by the parent. Referrals are not to be confused with recommendations. The Children’s Resource and Referral Program believes that the parent is the best person to choose the child care that meets their family’s needs.

For Referrals Call

Santa Barbara:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am. – 5:00 pm.

Santa Maria:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

To view our Referral Policy click here.

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network