Child Care Resource Connection

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Find Child Care

We are here to help you find preschools, child care centers, licensed family child care homes and afterschool programs that meet your family’s needs in San Luis Obispo County.

There are four easy ways to receive free individualized child care counselling and referral assistance in finding a child care program:

1.  Search online (english)     -      En Español
2.  Call: Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 
South County: (805) 474-2062 or (888) 727-2272 
San Luis Obispo: (805) 781-1624 or (805) 541-2272
North County: (805) 226-3248 or (805) 461-6021 or (888) 727-2272
3.  Email
4.  Walk-in 805A Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo

The Choosing Child Care Checklist and Child Care Options (English) or (Spanish) resources are guides for use when screening programs.

Pursuant to Section 1596.859 of the Health and Safety Code, parents have the right to receive information regarding any substantiated or inconclusive complaint about licensed child care providers.

That information is public and can be acquired by visiting the California Department of Social Services' Internet Web site at

We encourage families to visit several programs to find the best fit. To learn about a program’s history, including licensing violations or complaints please contact Community Care Licensing at (844) 538-8766.