We will provide you with child care referrals for any community in Kern County.
An important part of choosing child care is the process of interviewing, visiting and observing potential child care providers. It is your right and responsibility to seek as much information as you can in order to choose child care that best meets your family’s needs.
While you look for child care please remember:
- The information we collect is very important to give you the best referral possible, so we ask that you please complete all required information.
- All personal information collected is kept CONFIDENTIAL
- This data is also used to assist state and local agencies to understand and plan effectively to address child care needs in our community.
Your referral list:
The referral list you will receive will consist of child care providers who match the criteria you entered. In order to ensure fairness to all of our child care providers who are on our referral list, providers who meet your specified criteria will be picked at random from our computer database. We encourage parents to use the brochure Child Care Choices- Is this the right place for my child? as a guide for selecting a child care program.
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If you need additional assistance please contact the Resource & Referral department at 661-861-5200 or 877-861-5200 toll free.
Some Kern County families will find that a child care provider in an Antelope Valley community is the most suited to their needs. Antelope Valley is in Los Angeles County and not in the CCCC service area. Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) in Lancaster can help you find child care in Antelope Valley. You can call them at 661-949-7085 or you can or access an on-line child care referral from CCRC/ Lancaster.
If you are not in Kern County and need child care in another part of California, please click here to find the local R&R Agency in your part of the state to help you.
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It is your right and your responsibility, as a parent, to select the program that is best for your child.
These programs are licensed by Community Care Licensing. The offices are located in Fresno and Bakersfield and maintain files on all licensed programs. California state law requires a licensed child care facility to make accessible to the public a copy of any licensing report pertaining to the facility that documents a facility visit or a substantiated complaint investigation.
A more complete file regarding a child care licensee may be available at an office of the State Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. You have the right to access any public information in these files.
As a parent, you have the right to get information about any substantiated or inconclusive complaints about a child care provider that you select for your child. That information is public and you can get it by calling the local licensing office.
This telephone number is 559.243.4588. You will need the facility (license) number to request the information and you will only be allowed to access the files of three (3) providers per request.
CCCC does not make recommendations, does not supervise these programs, has not evaluated them, and the CCCC is not responsible for them in any way. If you are concerned about liability insurance be sure to ask the provider for proof of insurance.
If you agree and understand the above disclaimer, proceed with your search by clicking on,”I Understand and Agree” button.