Balancing work and home life has some extra challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some resources in your community to help find some child care options.

When looking for child care resources to help support your family, start by identifying your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency. These agencies serve as local resources that are able to help you find child care options that work for your family’s situation and needs. CCR&R agencies can also help you find child care financial assistance, including subsidies, vouchers, and scholarship programs, if that is something you need. We’ve included links to help you identify your local CCR&R agency in order to get individualized help.

For general information about child care and how to receive financial assistance, or if you don’t see your state on this list, check out childcareaware.org. Child Care Aware of America works with over 400 Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. They provide helpful information and resources for navigating child care.


Pennsylvania

Find child care near you:

  • Child Care FAQ’s for families in need of care can be found here.

  • Search for child care options near you using your address or zip code here.

  • Find your local Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) here for help understanding potential options for child care and payment support that fit your needs.

Child care financial assistance:

  • Click here to see if you qualify for financial assistance from the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Learn about the Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program here.


Maryland

Find child care near you:

  • Locate: Child Care is a free resource for finding child care services that work for your family’s needs. Complete this quick form and a child care referral specialist will reach out to you.

  • Kids Care Plus offers free short term child care options. Learn more here.

  • Read the Maryland COVID-19 Recovery Plan for Child Care here.

Child care financial assistance:

  • Learn about eligibility for Maryland Child Care Scholarships here.

  • Apply for a child care scholarship here.


New Jersey

Find child care near you:

  • Identify your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency based on county here.

  • The New Jersey government has released several COVID-19 resources for family and children here.

Child care financial assistance:

  • Learn about the New Jersey Division of Family Development’s child care subsidy programs here.


Ohio

Find child care near you:

  • Find your county on this map to identify your local Child Care Resource and Referral Service.

Child care financial assistance:

  • Find an extensive list of family resources from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, including finding child care, learning about financial assistance programs, and more here.


Virginia

Find child care near you:

  • Use this map to find your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Service provider.

  • Find COVID-19 child care resources and updates here.

Child care financial assistance:

  • Find information about the Virginia Child Care Subsidy Program here.


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