Family Guidance Center

A Non-Profit Organization Providing Services for Alabama Families Since 1959

Child Care Resource and Referral Services

The Child Care Resource and Referral Service (CCR&R), Child Care Solutions, works in partnership with parents, child care providers, community agencies, business leaders, and government officials to make high quality child care available to families. Our services are designed to increase the supply of quality child care that is affordable and accessible, to educate the community about quality child care, to prepare individuals who plan to enter the field of child care, to support current child care providers and administrators with free or low cost training and technical assistance, and to assist families in locating child care to meet their needs.

Our core services include:

For Parents:

  • Consumer education/information in child care options
  • Child Care Referrals/Child Care Listings
  • Referral Services for Children with Special Needs
  • Parent Education Training and Resources
  • Resource Library with materials for children and parents
  • Information in Child Care Financial Assistance (Subsidy Program)

For Child Care Providers:

  • Referrals
  • Resource Lending Library*
  • Accreditation Assistance and Professional Development*
  • Training and Technical Assistance*
  • Mobile Resource Van *
  • Recognition of Professional Efforts
For Communities:
  • Reports on local child care supply and demand
  • Child Care Solutions and Care Options
  • Child Care Provider Recruitment: Centers/Homes
  • Information on How to Open Child Care Centers and Homes
  • Parenting Seminars
  • Information on Health and Safety, Early Literacy, and Child Development
For Employers:
  • Parenting Information and Seminars
  • Development of Child Care Programs
  • Enhanced Resource and Referral Programs
  • Child Care/Elder Care Benefit Options
  • Determination of Employee Child Care/Elder Care Needs through Work/Life Surveys and Evaluations
*Services available through Child Care Training and Education Department      

For more information, visit our Early Child Care articles.