OPSR’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program serves as a resource hub for families, child care professionals and communities. OPSR administers this program on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, and its primary goal is to increase access to high-quality, affordable child care by providing many different services depending on where an individual lives. Through eight regional contracts, CCRR offers support to Oklahoma parents, providers and communities.
CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL
Our goal is to ensure that all families in Oklahoma have access to quality care and education for their children. This will successfully be reached through community-based resource and referral services.
Your local CCR&R agency
Parents can search for child care and research the cost of child care in their area. They can learn about the different types of care available. Quality indicators are important to look for when searching for child care and can be found in this section. There are important questions to ask potential providers that are listed in this section. There is also other helpful information and resources that are included here as well.
FIND CHILD CARE
Providers will be able to find many helpful resources in this section. They can access services offered for child care providers, Professional Development, and provider initiatives like CCR&R Technical Assistance. All providers need to remain current in their knowledge and information in the evolving field of early childhood education. Oklahoma child care providers must have at least 12 hours of training annually to remain licensed.
OK SHARED SERVICES
OK Shared Services is a web-based platform with an extensive hub of tools accessible to support the needs of child care providers and their programs. There are quick links to access federal and state regulations, samples and templates of procedures, policies, forms, and lesson plans to help your program become more effective and efficient. The resources were created from the vast knowledge of experts in 28 states in high quality early childhood education. The Oklahoma Child Care resource & Referral Association supports this program in our state.
The Thrive Network provides the highest quality of support for all Oklahoma Family Child Care Homes through statewide advocacy, peer collaboration and professional development.