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Did you know the first five years of a child’s life are the most critical? The brain develops dramatically in the first five years of life. In fact by age six 95% of the brain is already developed.

For over 30 years, Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc. (CCR&R) has worked to ensure children birth to five years of age receive the quality care they deserve. Our mission is to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care.


  • helps families find regulated child care
  • builds the supply of regulated child care
  • works to improve the quality of child care and
  • trains child care providers in best practices for young children

Though we provide required training in many areas, we would like to provide additional training opportunities especially in social/emotional growth and supportive practices. CCR&R data demonstrates that child care staff earn on average $10.86 per hour (lower than wages for parking lot attendants, manicurists, and animal caretakers) and their ability to pay for the true cost of their professional development is limited.  This is why we need your help!

Your donation will subsidize our training efforts and bring affordable training opportunities to enhance and support their daily work with young children.

Please send your tax-deductible gift. You may contribute online at or use the enclosed donation envelope.

Thank you in advance and best wishes for a very happy and healthy holiday season.


Judith Olson

Executive Director

Every gift matters. Your tax deductable gift will go to support CCR&R's continuing mission to provide QUALITY child care to the community! Please make a donation online today. Thank you!

Click on the link below to support our efforts!

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