Find Child Care

Our Child Care Referral Specialists are ready to help you find the best solution for you and your family in Santa Cruz County. Our Child Care Referral Specialists will explain our child care referral policy and provide you with useful tips on choosing quality child care, and review your child care options. 

You can choose to either browse through our online referral database, submit an online referral form, or contact us so our team does the search process.

Here is how our referral process works with one of our Child Care Referral Specialists:

  1. Connect with one of our Child Care Referral Specialists to fill out a simple questionnaire. This helps us identify what needs you have regarding child care, such as location preference, child care type, and if you need infant care.
  2. The Child Care Referral Specialist will pull a list of available programs based on your criteria.
  3. The Child Care Referral Specialist will then walk you through the process and provide you with resources to choose a quality program.

To get started, call us: 831-466-5820 

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

To submit an online referral form please fill out the Child Care Referral Request Form.

Looking for a specific child care program? Contact us at or call us at 831-466-5820.

To start you own child care search just type your answers in the boxes below and you will see a list of providers. If you do not receive the informaton you need from this search, please call CDRC or fill out a child care referral request form and we will help you during business hours.