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The Resource Connection provides free child care referrals to parents in Amador and Calaveras counties. Referrals are made to providers in licensed family child care homes and child care centers and license-exempt centers. Resource and Referral Coordinators at The Resource Connection can help you learn about the child care options available in your area so you can choose what works best for you and your family. They will listen to your questions and concerns: however they can't make your decision for you. That is up to you.

You can now get referrals on-line:

==> Get Referrals for Amador County Child Care

==> Get Referrals for Calaveras County Child Care

If you cannot locate the care you wish, or of you would prefer to talk to a local referral coordinator, call us at 209-754-1075 or 877-944-9911.  If it is off hours - just leave a message and we will return your call during normal business hours.

Choosing Child Care Guide

Choosing Child Care Guide

read text / download PDF - Choosing Child Care can be one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, and sometimes it can be one of the most difficult decisions. This guide can help you learn what options are available and what things to look for in your child care search.

Child Care Referral and Complaint Policy

read text / download PDF - Our policy on child care referrals from us and our complaint policy and procedures.

Links to Other Resources

  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RESOURCES FOR PARENTS - Information and links to information on child care..
  • Local Community Resource Directory Covers Amador and Calaveras resources for families - includes local, state and national resources:
  • ALL ABOUT YOUNG CHILDREN - Comprehensive information for families on children's early development- by the California Department of Education.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES - Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Presented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention - provides information, an on-line quiz, and a milestone tracker App for your phone or tablet..
  • VROOM - Thousands of free, easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under available as an App on your Android or iOS phone or tablet. Vroom is an initiative of the non-profit Bezos Family Foundation providing the service at no cost.