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CDR's On-line Training Academy
CDR is excited to bring child care professionals on-line training. Training
courses are designed to help early childhood professionals complete annual
training requirements. Courses provide a variety of engaging topics
designed specifically for early childhood professionals. Courses are
available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! If you have questions, please
contact Belia Soto or Tanya McMahan at (805) 485-7878.
current course descriptions and registration.
Child Care Resource & Referral Program is funded by the California
Department of Education to provide FREE
Care Referrals to all interested persons in Ventura County.
As a parent, you have the right and responsibility to make careful choices
and to be a good consumer of child care. You have the right to visit several
homes and make a decision based on your own priorities and feelings about
the particular home and provider that you select. Download
you get started to begin your search for quality child care.
To access Child Care Referrals on-line Click
our office at (805) 485-7878 Ext. 1512. CDR's Resource & Referral Program
is part of a multi-service organization that is a member of the California
Child Care Resource and Referral Network. The Resource & Referral program
has comprehensive Resource & Toy Lending Library loan program, provides
technical assitance, eductional workshops and trainings throughout the year.
Child Care Referrals
If you are looking for child care, you've come to the right place.
Our referral services reach parents of all income levels. Our staff works
closely with parents to provide them with the contacts and information they
need to find and evaluate appropriate child care. Our dedicated specialists
can help you:
• Understand the logistical, financial and
philosophical aspects of child care
• Assess, identify and clarify your child care needs
• Get referrals to child care providers that best match your needs
• Make informed decisions that benefit you and your family
How Do I get Assistance?
Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List (CEWL) is administered by CDR
Resource & Referral Program. Qualifying for the CDR Eligibility Waiting
List is based on gross income (before taxes), family size, and need. In
addition, families must work, live or attend school in Ventura County to
qualify. In order to be considered income-eligible, families must meet State
Income Requirements and have at least one of the following needs for child
• Looking for work
• Attending school or in training
• Receiving child
• State Preschool part-day educational preschool
• Seeking permanent housingHow Child Development Resources
Can Provide You with Child Care Referrals
CDR's referral counselors are available Monday through Friday to provide you
with personalized child care information and referrals. We maintain a
complete up-to-date listing of child care options in Ventura County.
Parents can call Resource & Referral Specialists or visit our office in
person; parents can also submit an online referral request and a Specialist
will contact the parent to complete the process. All information is kept
Resource & Referral Specialist will ask parents about specific child care
needs and use our comprehensive database program to find child care programs
that match the parent's request. CDR also has information about how parents
may be able to get help paying for child care.
To help parents make their decision, CDR's Resource & Referral
Specialists provide details on licensing regulations and how to search for
quality child care programs. CDR provides referrals, not recommendations,
because CDR feel that parents are the ones who can best choose child care
that meets their family’s needs. To request a listing of child care
programs by phone, call (805) 485-7878, Ext. 1512 or Click
Child Care Referrals on-line.
Referral call-in hours are: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anyone may visit CDR's Resource & Referral Specialists in person at 221 E.
Ventura Boulevard Oxnard, CA 93036. Please call (805) 485-7878 Ext #512 to
make an appointment during CDR's normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. or use our convenient on line child care form and one of
our Resource & Referral Specialists will contact you.
below for an application...
You may visit CDR's Resource and Referral Specialists in person at 221 E.
Ventura Boulevard Oxnard, CA 93036. Please call (805) 485-7878,
Ext.#512 to make an appointment during normal business hours or use our
convenient on line form
one of our Resource & Referral Specialist will contact you.
Resource & Toy Lending Library
Resource and Toy Lending Library provides a variety of educational classroom
materials, professional resources, audio-visuals for chidren and activity
materials that supports all developmental areas of learning for young
Items are checked out and returned by Child Care Providers. In addition,
the Resource & Toy Lending Library van visits communities throughout Ventura
County to support and increase the quality of care throughout Ventura
The Ventura County Resource & Toy Lending Library is
provided free of charge at
Child Development Resources. Educational materials and resources are
available to licensed child care providers, child care center staff, Early
Childhood Education instructors and students.
The Library is located at 221 E. Ventura Boulevard, in Oxnard, California,
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (by
Contact CDR for more information at: (805) 485-7878,