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We encourage families to visit several child care programs to find the best fit for their child/ren.

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

Parent’s have the right to learn about a program’s history, including licensing violations or complaints. This information is public and can be acquired by visiting the California Department of Social Services’ Internet Web site at

We believe that Quality Counts!

California counties have developed Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to review early care and education programs using agreed upon, standards of care that help identify strengths and areas for improvement in family home and center-based child care facilities.

The San Luis Obispo County QRIS (called the Quality Counts Program) began in 2015. Though it is a new program, 21% of the county’s licensed child care programs have made a formal commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Rating facilities does not replace the need for you to personally interview the providers, contact references, research their licensing history on the Community Care Licensing website at, and visit to observe them working with children. For additional information or support, please contact our Resource and Referral Department at (888) 727-2272.

Click here for more information about Quality Counts.


Child Care Resource Connection
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
805A Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo
(805) 541-2272

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