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Child Care Resources for Families

Our Child Care Resource and Referral Service (R&R) helps parents locate child care in South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, and Lawndale to find child care. Click here to see our service area map

Families receive free referrals to licensed centers and family child care homes that meet their needs in terms of location, service hours, cost, special care needs, and other factors. To assure that parents have choices, R&R staff interviews new child care service providers and regularly contacts active providers quarterly to maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date inventory of services available. Parents also receive information on how to identify and select quality child care. Parents make critically important decisions when looking for and choosing a child care site for their child(ren). The following information is intended to help parents understand the choices that must be made and to clarify what may seem to be a very complicated system.

Families participating in California’s welfare-to-work program can receive child care information and assistance from Crystal Stairs' staff located in four local welfare offices.

Recognizing our role as a community partner, Crystal Stairs, Inc. staff also provide referrals to other community-based support services to help meet the needs of our families.

NEW! Online referrals are available around the clock and are retrieved immediately. Parents can search by location, elementary school, type of care, hours and children’s ages, and will receive the provider’s full name, phone number, license number and additional information about the child care program. Please note that the online database does not include all child care programs in the Crystal Stairs, Inc. service area. It only includes those providers who have given Crystal Stairs, Inc. permission to include them. Access our online referral services by clicking on the “Begin Online Child Care Search” button below.

If you need additional help finding referrals, please call a Referral Specialist during our regular business hours, Monday –Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (888) KIDS-247 for a more complete listing.

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