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Child Development Resource Center

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General Agency Information
Name:Child Development Resource Center
Alternate Name(s):CDRC Child Care Switchboard
CDRC Early Eduation Resource
Address:400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-466-5820
Secondary Phone:831-724-2997 ext. 210
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:Watsonville Office:
La Manzana Community Resources Building
521 Main Street, Suite Y
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-2997 ext. 210

The Child Development Resource Center is a community-based network of early care and education specialists whose purpose is to deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Santa Cruz County.

For Families, we provide:
* A list of child care options based on the needs of the family
* Information on child care regulations, licensing standards, the cost of child care and resources for family support
* Information on selecting quality child care, understanding healthy child development and effective parenting strategies
* Advocacy to state and national policymakers and legislators to urge support for children's issues

For Providers, we offer:
* A listing in our child care referral database
* Ongoing professional training and development opportunities
* Assistance and resources for business, child care and regulatory needs and incentives
* Quarterly data reports
* Advocacy to state policymakers and legislators to support and enhance the child care and education profession

For Communities, we provide:
* Child care supply and demand data and statistics
* Support and advocacy to citizens, professionals and organizations to promote and enhance the quality of care and education of young children

FEES: Most CDRC services are free and available to all families and child care providers.

FUNDING SOURCE: CDRC is funded by the California Department of Education, the County of Santa Cruz and the Cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville, Santa Cruz County Human Resources Department, foundations, private donations and other funding sources.
Programs:Lending library materials are available for child care providers to help them provide high quality care for the children and families they serve.
* Books
* Periodicals
* Videos
* Culturally appropriate curriculum
* Literacy for English Language Learners
* Operating a successful child care business
* Guidance and discipline
* Children with special needs
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Public Service
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Subject Headings
Child Care
Child Care Instruction
Child Care Provider Training
Child Care Resource and Referral
Early Childhood Education
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Job Finding Assistance
Parenting Education
Parenting Skills Development
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Special Library Collections
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified August 14, 2014

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