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Child Care Resources for Families

Our Child Care Resource and Referral Service (R&R) is here to help you and your family locate quality child care in Compton, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, South Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Click here to see our service area map

In addition to providing FREE referrals to licensed centers and family child care homes that meet your families’ needs, such as: location, service hours, cost, special needs, and other factors, the R&R department also provides information critical to navigating the, sometimes complicated, child care system. Click the links below to learn more about identifying and selecting quality child care for your child(ren) and how our referral process works. 

Families participating in California’s welfare-to-work program can receive child care information and assistance from Crystal Stairs' staff located in the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offices. In need of other support services outside of child care (i.e. housing, health care, etc.)? Crystal Stairs’ staff also provides referrals to other community-based support services.

If you need help finding child care referrals and additional support services, please contact 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. OR Access our online referral services by clicking on the “Begin Online Child Care Search” button below.

Online Child Care Search