Child Care Resource & Referral

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

Established in 1986, we were created as a state-designated Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) program. Our mission is to promote quality childcare services by partnering with the community to offer education and support for families, businesses, and child care professionals in the Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

Our Child Care Consultants provide safe and nurturing environments for children and families and offer quality educated and diverse child care options to the community. We believe in creating positive relationships that help open communication with community partners to help provide supportive and professional work environments.

CCR&R also works to build the supply of quality child care options in communities and collects data that impact local decisions and solutions to child care needs. CCR&R collaborates with other community partners regarding child care issues.

Are You Considering Starting a Child Care Business?

The Child Care Resource & Referral of Marion, Polk & Yamhill counties (CCR&R) offers a variety of professional development support & technical assistance to all child care providers and staff. CCR&R is the local expert in connecting providers to a wide range of community resources and educational opportunities. Our trained staff are ready to assist you. Contact Us to find out more about our services and when classes are being held, or any other information you might need.

If you already have all the information you need, the path to becoming a licensed Child Care Provider starts with our Overview for Family Child Care Providers class. You must first create an account by clicking here, that will allow you to sign up for the course.


Course catalog

Please browse our course catalog below. If you find a course you would like to attend you simply need to click on the green BOOK button to register.  New customers to Bookeo will be required to create an account before being signed up.


Ways to Find Child Care

Child Care Search

 Dial 211
 Text keyword children to 898211

To connect with a 211 representative
Mon – Fri 7am-11pm Sat – Sun 8am-8pm

Online Child Care Search

Click here to search independently for a list of child care options online

Referrals are not recommendations and do not relate to quality of child care. The responsibility of exploring and determining the best child care provider is solely upon families seeking child care.

More information for finding child care can be found here DHS Child Care Assistance Information

Employer Resources

Child Care Resource & Referral of Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties (CCR&R) understands how much the current workforce is changing due to the high number of single parents and single-income families. CCR&R also knows how important family-friendly workplace policies can increase productivity and can play a large role in hiring and retaining staff.

CCR&R is available to work with local companies in guiding employers in the development of policies and strategies, as well as support and resources for their staff in accessing quality local child care options.

Contact Us or call 503-585-2491 or 800-289-5533 to speak with one of our child Resource & Referral professionals.

Contact Us

2475 Center St.
Salem, OR 97301
Telephone: 503-585-2491
Toll Free: 1-800-289-5533
Fax: 503-375-7580

Spanish Ext. 1325
Russian Ext.1324

Office Hours Mon- Fri 8am-5pm (Walk-ins Welcome)
Phone Hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

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