Child Care Resource & Referral

Provides information and referrals to licensed childcare facilities for anyone seeking care in Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties.

(360) 734-8396 ext. 227 or 1-888-444-1862 ext. 227

For more information about the services available at Child Care Resource and Referral, to download forms after hours, or to use our NEW online referral system (that allows you access to our database to search for licensed child care anytime, anywhere, through an Internet connection) please visit our website.

Whatcom Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

Serves families with children from birth to three years old who have special needs and need support to maximize each child’s development. For more information please visit the State website at

Emergency Child Care

Provides vouchers for families who are homeless or in crisis.

(360) 734-8396 ext. 227 (Whatcom County)

Collaboration for Children & Child Care Training

Provides training and consultation for child care providers and families.

(360) 734-8396 ext. 227

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Child Nutrition Program

Provides nutrition education and helps family child care providers serve healthy meals to the children in their care.

(360) 734-8396 ext. 226