The Resource and Referral program at PCOE provides free child care referrals, without discrimination and without regard to income, to all individuals seeking child development programs in Placer County.
Our Program referrals are based on the Parent's:
When possible we provide at least four referrals and additional referrals will be provided if needed.
The Resource and Referral program at PCOE provides free child care referrals, without discrimination and without regard to income, to all individuals seeking child development programs in Placer County. The computerized, geographically based program lists over 500 licensed centers and family child care homes. The referrals are based on the parent's request such as location, type of care, hours needed, ages of the children, special needs, etc. All referrals reflect a variety of program types available in order to provide a range of choices for the family needing care. When possible, at least four referrals will be given, and additional referrals will be provided as needed.Our referral program also provides information about child care services in the county as it is available, but cannot make recommendations--the choice of your child's care is your responsibility. Staff will maintain information about parents and providers in a confidential manner, and no family child care home provider's address will be given to the public. This program operates on a non-discriminatory basis, giving equal access to services without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or any other bias prohibited by law.
Three Ways to Obtain Child Care Referrals
Below you will find many key child care referral links located outside the PCOE website to assist you in your child care journey. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain link should be included here, please let us know.
WHAT AGE DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO ATTEND STATE PRESCHOOL?
Placer County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education offers preschool programs for three and four year old children that prepare children for school success.
WHERE ARE STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED?
Placer County Preschool Programs are available in Auburn, Colfax, Kings Beach, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE LEARNING?
State Preschools have structured preschool programs that include areas of learning for Math, Literacy and Letters, Science, Music, Art, Outdoor play and more.
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