Child Care Referral

Choosing child care is one of the most important choices a parent will make. Your child needs a child care provider that will keep them safe, healthy, and learning. There are many types of child care to choose from, and there is no one-size-fits-all. You need a provider that best fits your child and your family’s needs.

Child Care Availability and Type


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The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s space for you to connect with state resources.
To search for child care facilities across the state with options that may meet your family’s specific needs, visit kynect.ky.gov or call (855) 306-8959 to speak to a referral specialist.
The list you receive do not imply recommendations to specific facilities.

Should you see or hear something that concerns you while visiting a child care program, you have the right to contact the Division of Regulated Child Care with your concern and you can do so anonymously, if you prefer, by calling 502-564-7962, ext. 0 or https://kynect.ky.gov/benefits

Selecting a Child Care Program

When selecting a child care program, it is important to:

  • schedule a tour that will last long enough to see a variety of activities
  • spend time in the classroom your child will attend
  • talk with caregivers
  • ask questions

The tools below can assist you in identifying quality child care and selecting a program that is the best fit for you and your family

If you need assistance with paying for child care, follow this link for information on the Child Care Assistance Program

If you are planning to use a relative for childcare, this brochure has some guidelines on things to think about

Speak with a Child Care Referral Specialist

If you would like to speak with a Child Care Referral Specialist for more tips on choosing a child care center, please call (877) 316-3552.

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