Childcare Resources

Agency Profile

Childcare Resources

Phone: 205.252.1991
Detail: Central resource for information and counseling about childcare, training for childcare providers, and financial assistance for families using childcare.
2024 Allocation: $561,924

Children are one of our greatest natural resources, and it is imperative that they receive quality care from trained and supported staff to help them reach their full potential. Childcare Resources makes this possible by providing information, education, and assistance to families, providers of child care, and the community.

Central Alabama’s only child care resource and referral agency, Childcare Resources was created as the outgrowth of a child care task force convened by United Way of Central Alabama in 1984 to address critical child care needs identified in Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties, with Blount County added to the service area in 1988.

Services Include

  • Financial assistance for low-to-moderate income working families
  • Quality training and technical assistance for child care providers, including a free early learning resource library and mobile resource library van
  • Research-based parent education resources
  • Assistance to hundreds of families in our community seeking quality child care options for their young children through free resource and referral services

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