Journalism: Columbus Monthly

Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral

The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA) is a non-profit member association serving Ohio's seven local child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs). These CCR&Rs are regional hubs providing professional development, technical assistance, and parent services to Ohio's 12 service delivery areas (SDAs). OCCRRA's centralized staff provides statewide coordination of professional development services for early care learning and afterschool programs and professionals.

CCR&R agencies are a:

  • Program's source for technical assistance on curriculum and assessment;
  • Professional's source for training and technical assistance;
  • Parent's source for information on child care, preschool and afterschool programs;
  • Community leader and policymaker's source for information on the supply of and demand for programs to meet families' and their children's needs.