Child Care Resource & Referral

Community Action’s Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) program provides parents and families in both Washington and Columbia counties with free child care referrals and resources. CCR&R supports providers with technical assistance, onsite literacy training and business development. CCR&R also provides Oregon employers with resource and program development expertise so they can help their employees with child care and other family needs.


Child Care Resource & Referral in Washington & Columbia Counties

A Program of Community Action located in Washington County

Provides families with free child care referrals and resources; supports child care providers with training and registration information, technical assistance and inclusion in our free referral database; provides expertise for Oregon employers on program development and information for their employees. Phone lines are answered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am - 3pm, and Tuesday 12 - 3pm. Calls are not answered live on Thursdays.

CCR&R Columbia County Office

Offers support for local child care providers via trainings, technical assistance, business development and instruction on child care subsidy programs. Available Monday from
8am - 12 pm, Thursday from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm, and by appointment.


  • CCR&R provides free child care referrals and information about selecting child care that is right for your family. We offer a list of questions to ask potential providers, descriptions of the types of care available in Oregon, information about child care subsidy, and access to additional parenting education, information and resources.

  • CCR&R offers assistance with enrollment in our database of Washington and Columbia County child care providers. We also offer information about available trainings and professional development services available for providers in both counties.

  • Learn more about how CCR&R can help your company develop employee-responsive child care programs and resources.