NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is a membership organization comprised of more than 600 state and local child care R&R agencies nationwide, including the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and many of its California-based member agencies. NACCRRA develops and leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates for policies that positively impact child care and the lives of children and families.
Child Care Aware©, a program of NACCRRA, is a national information hub for parents and child care providers established to help families learn more about the components of quality child care, and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware offers child care providers access to resources for their centers and family child care home programs. Child Care Aware's toll-free hotline (1.800.424.2246) is staffed by trained consumer education specialists who offer parents and providers invaluable information about child care, and referrals to local R&Rs across the country where individualized assistance is available.
The Birth to Five Policy Alliance was established in 2005 to support efforts that positively impact young children at risk of poor life outcomes. The Alliance promotes innovative and successful policies that are shown to achieve positive early learning, strong family development, and good health for vulnerable children birth to five. It invests in three strategies: building broad-based leadership to identify and train new champions for early childhood policy, state-based advocacy, and dissemination of research and policy analysis. The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network is a state partner of the Alliance.
The California Child Care Reource & Referral Network is a proud member of Equal Voice for America's Families, a coalition of organizations throughout the US working to create equity for low-income families.
Kidsdata.org offers comprehensive data and information about the health and well being of children in every city, county, and school district in the US. Kidsdata.org relies on information gathered by the Network to complete its information on child care in California.
The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) was established in 1968 and throughout its distinguished career, NHLP has assisted millions of low-income people across the country to realize their basic right to decent and affordable housing and to advance housing justice. The Network has partnered with the NHLP to examine the effect of foreclosure on child care programs in the Bay Area and to provide assistance and resources on the foreclosure process to local child care resource and referral programs.