Quality Improvement Support Services

Resource & Referral Services

Resource & Referral Services (R&R) is the link between parents and providers in Tulare County. R&R provides parents with facts about quality care and referrals to a variety of child care options. R&R services are free and available to any parent, regardless of income.

The R&R staff is knowledgeable about licensing requirements and provides technical assistance to those individuals who want to open a family child care home or child care center. R&R also helps providers that are not required to be licensed by fingerprinting them for the TrustLine child care registry. If a provider is registered through TrustLine, parents can be assured that the individual is free of any serious criminal convictions.

R&R promotes provider and family development by offering workshops, trainings, and networking with various provider and parent groups. To register for a training please visit the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry at caregistry.org.

Child Care Initiative Project

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The California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) increases the supply of family child care homes by: 

• Recruiting individuals to become licensed family child care providers
• Assisting providers enhance their family child care environment
• Assisting providers with the licensing and fingerprinting process
• Providing training on child development, health and safety, and family child care business practices
• Providing technical assistance, retention support, and ongoing support

For more information please contact Resource and Referral by email at referralsrr@cc.tcoe.org or by phone at 559-651-0185. 

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TrustLine is the California registry of in-home and license-exempt child care providers (babysitters and nannies) who have passed a background check. TrustLine was created by the California Legislature to give parents an important tool to use when selecting a caregiver for their children. It is the only authorized screening program of in-home and license-exempt caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI and access to California's Child Abuse Central Index. TrustLine is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics. TrustLine can also be reached at 1-800-822-8490.

Early Stars LogoTulare County Early Stars: Quality Counts California

Tulare County Early Stars provides quality improvement support by:

• Providing resources to early care and education providers to create an environment that is healthy and nurturing for all children in early learning and care programs
• Providing trainings to providers on a variety of child development topics such as, adult and child interactions, special needs and inclusion, and developmentally appropriate practices

• Providing technical assistance and ongoing individualized coaching support to early care and education providers.

To register for a training please visit the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry at caregistry.org. For more information please contact Tulare County Early Stars by email at eceqcc@cc.tcoe.org or by phone at 559-651-0185.

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Tulare County Council on Child & Youth Development

Each county in California has a Local Child Care and Development Planning Council. Tulare County's Council has a maximum of 25 members from five different categories. The members are jointly appointed by the Tulare County Superintendent of Schools and the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, and the membership categories consist of parents, child care providers, public agency representatives, community representatives, and discretionary representatives.

The Council on Child & Youth Development conducts a needs assessment every five years and determines the priorities for child care services based on the needs assessment and current data for children ages birth through age 12.

The Council typically meets quarterly on the second Thursday of the first month of each quarter at 3:00 p.m.

Parents and providers with child care concerns or questions about funding priorities may contact the council manager at (559) 651-1723. For more information, visit the Tulare County Council on Child & Youth Development website.