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Maintaining your
Provider Profile

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Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County is an indispensable asset for child care providers looking to expand their businesses and better serve local families.


Maintaining updated contact information and availability details with the referral service ensures providers can be easily reached by parents in need of care. Having current vacancy counts, rates, hours of operation, and other logistics on file allows the referral specialists to make thoughtful recommendations that align with each family’s needs and preferences. Beyond matching families with providers, Children’s Resource & Referral also informs child care businesses about valuable professional development opportunities, events, and news relevant to the early education field.


Regularly updating your Provider Profile not only enables you to maximize referrals but also keeps you up-to-date on the latest industry resources. This knowledge is invaluable for staying competitive and providing the best possible care for the children in your care.


Overall, reviewing and updating details in the Children’s Resource & Referral database is a small effort that pays major dividends for local childcare providers seeking to boost enrollment, refine their services, and make meaningful connections with families in Santa Barbara County. The referral service is an indispensable partner, and maintaining current provider information is the key to unlocking its full potential.

Click Here To Contact Us and Update Your Provider File

Please contact a Referral Specialist today and we will be happy to make any changes needed!


Health & Safety Requirements & Reimbursements

A licensed child care provider must have current CPR and First Aid Certification that is EMSA approved. For more information on CPR & First Aid classes please contact Children’s Resource & Referral.


Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County can assist child care providers with the cost of obtaining and renewing CPR/Pediatric First Aid and the Health & Safety Certifications. Providers may apply for reimbursement; approval is contingent on funding availability.

To apply simply download the application from the link below, and mail it in with a copy of your receipt(s), a copy of the front and back of your card(s) verifying the class was conducted by an EMSA Certified Instructor.

Download the Health & Safety Reimbursement Application Form 


Funded by the California Department of Social Services Child Care and Development Division and through local grants.
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