Child Care Aware of America has released the 2014 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care. The 2014 report summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options. This year’s report continues to expose child care as one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation or food. View the full report,  Parents and the High Cost of Child Care.

Child Care Resource & Referral is now offering Professional Development!

Beginning July 2014, CCR&R is excited to announce that we are now offering professional development opportunities statewide.

To learn more about professional development opportunities we offer in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yuma please view the Early Childhood Bulletin, or you may register online at, or email

To learn more about professional development opportunities offered by the Association for Supportive Child Care in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai please view the Early Childhood Quarterly, or to register for these trainings, contact Sarah Youngman at 480-829-0500 x1144, 1-800-535-4599 x1144 or email

State Fact Sheets

These fact sheets provide information about key indicators that describe care nationally and in individual states.The 2014 Child Care State Fact sheets are now available online. To view Arizona’s State Fact Sheet, click here.


CCR&R provides assistance to families, providers, and the community. Resources that are available at no charge include:

For Families:

  • Information about your choices and referrals
  • Guidelines for finding quality
  • Parent Newsletters
  • Information about financial assistance and payment options.

For Providers:

  • Listing on the referral database
  • Referrals to your business/program
  • Help with business, care, and regulatory questions
  • Information about trainings and workshops
  • Arizona Child Care Job Bank
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter

For the Community:

  • Information about classes and trainings
  • Supply and demand information

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To receive more detailed information about how to find quality programs, please contact CCR&R at 1-800-308-9000. In addition to comprehensive telephone services, CCR&R also offers Internet referrals available 24 hours a day at