Parent Services

Are you in need of child care but limited on time?  Did you know that a Parent Educator can email, fax, mail or give you licensed/registered child care provider referrals over the phone? Once you contact the Council a Parent Educator will ask you some basic information regarding your child care needs, after the information is collected (all information remains confidential) the Parent Educator will get a provider listing together that meets your family’s needs. Call the Council today!


Child care referrals are available 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday at 518 426-7181 or toll free at 1-800-521-KIDS(5437), online anytime, or by completing the Referral form and submitting by email, fax, or regular mail (instructions are included on the form).


Quality Educational Information that you will receive:

  •  Contact information to check the complaint history of a program

  •  Referrals to New York State licensed/registered providers

  •  Earned Income tax Credit

  •  Financial assistance

  •  Accredited Child Care Information

  •  Choosing the right Care for your Child

  •  As You think About Child Care

Referral Follow-Up

Within a month of receiving a child care referral, the Parent Educator will contact you to follow up on the referral process. The information you provide will enable the Council to improve the level of service and let us know if any changes are necessary. This follow up can be emailed to you in a link or sent by mail.


Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions and speak to a

Parent Educator by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Tricia Howland .


Find Child Care

>>Find Child Care on-line

>>Find Child Care using our Referral form (can be emailed or printed and mailed/faxed)

>>By calling: 518 426-7181

>>Toll Free: 1-800-521-KIDS(5437)


Resources for Parents

Choosing the Right Care

Four Helpful Hints

Summer Camp Catalog

Medication Administration Training

Checking Complaints

Child Care Financial Assistance Options

Newsletter and workshops

Update Forms




This is a FREE service


Referrals to Child Care Programs are not intended to serve as any type of recommendation. Parents are encouraged to visit several facilities before making a final child care arrangement. It may also be a good idea to ask the child care facility for references and to check them. Only parents can determine whether the quality of care is right for their child.


Any information that is provided to the Capital District Child Care Council is kept confidential and will not be shared with any third party without written permission. The Capital District Child Care Council is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of its consumers.


If you have any comments or concerns about the services you have received from a Parent Educator at the Capital District Child Care Council, please contact the Executive Director, Abbe Kovacik, at 518.426.7181 Ext. 323.


Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions and speak to a Parent Educator by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Tricia Howland at