Looking for Child Care services in your area?

Contact NCO's Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC) Resource and Referral team at (707) 467-3211, or at your local RCCC office, to begin a child care referral process or email childcare@ncoinc.org and provide your name, phone number where you can be reached, the days and hours of child care needed, and the date of births for the child(ren) needing care, or, complete an application and return it to RCCC by fax, mail, or email.  

Click here to contact your local RCCC office!

You may also complete an online referral search using My Child Care Plan.

My Child Care Plan gathers information from R&R agencies and Child Care Providers across the state to create a one-stop shop datebase full with child care resources.

My Child Care Plan

Concerned with child care costs? Help is available.

If your circumstances do not allow you to cover the costs of child care in Lake or Mendocino counties on your own, you may be eligible for funding. The Alternative Payment Program subsidizes child care payments for eligible families who are working, in school or training, or participating in a welfare-to-work activity. Financial assistance may cover all or part of your child care costs.

Eligibility is based on income level and family size, and immigration status is not part of the application. Funding is limited; applying does not automatically guarantee services.

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