childcare resources

The San Diego County Office of Education is offering eligible families with Emergency Child Care Services: 


Click on the following link for more information on how to receive Emergency Child Care Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations. 

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit:


The YMCA's Childcare Resource Service has been helping parents find trusted daycares and licensed child care providers throughout San Diego County for over 40 years — including non-YMCA child care centers, family child care homes, nanny agencies, and license-exempt school-based programs.

Thanks to being a state-funded child care referral agency (one of the first in California), we provide this service at no cost, and our database of licensed care providers must meet tough California state requirements.

As a non-profit, we truly care about the parents who use our service, and our only mission is to support our community. We’re here to get you started and help you find a secure, safe and nurturing environment for your child.