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.
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.
Access our online referral services by clicking on the “Begin Online Child Care Search” button below.