Delaware Opportunities Inc. Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) helps families make informed choices about child care. CCR&R shares information on child care providers in Delaware County. This service is free and confidential.
Learn About Child Care
Choosing a child care program is one of the most difficult and important choices a family must make. Research shows that 75% of brain growth and 85% intellect, personality, and social skills are developed by age 5. The early years are an important time to help children prepare for school and life. High quality child care sets the stage for healthy growth and development.
Child Care Resource & Referral helps families with their search for child care by sharing information on:
-Different types of child care
-Child care regulations
-Group size and ratios
-Average cost of child care
-Financial assistance options
-Tips on questions to ask and things to think about when evaluating a child care program
Search for Child Care Providers
Child Care Resource & Referral also shares information on regulated child care providers in Delaware County including:
-Hours of operation
-Brief description of the child care program’s environment
-Training and Education of child care provider
CCR&R does not recommend or endorse child care programs. Referrals are for referral purposes only. A registered or licensed child care program does not guarantee quality care. CCR&R encourages you to visit several places before making your final decision. Try to stay at the program for at least an hour. Check the surroundings, ask questions and watch activities. Ask for references and contact them. It is also important to make sure the child care program is in good standing with the New York State Office of Childrenand Family Services and that there are no unresolved citations.
To check the licensing history and complaint file of a child care program you can:
Contact a daycare specialist
-Toll free at 877-746-2279
-Email at email@example.com
Contact New York State Office of Children and Family Services Regional Office
CCRR offers a free online child care search
Log-in to view or print information about regulated child care providers in Delaware County. Start by clicking on the link below.
First time using the free online child care search?
It this is your first time using the online referral search you will need to register. Registration is easy!
Click on the link below to get started. You will need to:
-Enter your email address
-Choose a password
-Enter the information needed to search for child care that best meets your needs.
In about one week, CCR&R will email you a follow up survey. The survey will ask you about your child care search. It will also request your feedback on the CCR&R online referral service. Your feedback is important to us. All information will be kept confidential.
To begin your online child care search, click here
In addition to the Child Care Resource & Referral website families can access information about child care in several ways:
-Call a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or toll free at 1-877-746-2279
-Complete the Child Care Referral Request Form and submit by email, fax, or mail
-Email a day care specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Visit the Child Care Resource & Referral office at:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
35430 State Hwy. 10
Hamden, NY 13782
Visit Family Pages to find information on
-upcoming children's events
-parenting education opportunities
-Read or print out the Family Pages newsletter.