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Family Resource & Referral Center is a critical link to quality child care services for all parents, child care providers, and children in San Joaquin County and the surrounding area.



Attention Child Care Providers!


Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers:

On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers at that aims to support child care providers and programs as they begin to reopen and other programs transition from emergency childcare for essential workers to enhanced regular operations. To help all providers apply the new and updated policies and requirements and make updates to their emergency preparedness plan, there are also resources and tools available at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Early Learning and Care Playbook website at which provides information and links to tips, training, and other resources that will help providers and parents as they navigate the new guidance and requirements.



Beginning June 1st 2020 at 9AM San Joaquin County will be accepting grant applications- Small Business Assistance Grant Program.

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on San Joaquin County small businesses and their employees, the County of San Joaquin has created a Small Business Assistance Grant Program. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses located in the boundaries of San Joaquin County, in both the unincorporated and incorporated portions of the County, to address unfunded expenses resulting from impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses realized. Visit to review grant eligibility, instructions, and to download the application to apply.



1. Grant for qualified small businesses in San Joaquin County that have documented, unfunded expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


2. Grant funds may only be used to cover expenditure incurred between March 1, 2020 and the date of the grant application.


3. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants


If you are an owner of a San Joaquin County child care business, you are encouraged to apply.




Cleaning and Supplies for Child Care Providers (CSCP) funding is available for both licensed and license-exempt center and home based providers who are non-local education agencies (e.g. community-based organizations, city or county, or private) and who provide Early Learning Care services to families receiving subsidies or private paying families.
In order to receive funding, providers* must be currently open or intend to reopen during the COVID-19 emergency. The CSCP funds must be used to ensure healthy and safe childcare and ELC settings for children.* Examples of allowable expenses include:

* Cleansers and sanitizers;

* Masks, gloves, and other PPE;

* Labor costs associated with additional time for cleaning or cleaning services;

* Supplies including instructional materials necessary to implement social distancing and other reasonable health and safety costs associated with responding to state and local health official COVID-19 guidance

To apply for Cleaning and Supplies for Child Care funding, please apply by completing the required forms below and emailing both forms to:

Provider Self Certify Form

W9 REV. 10.18

If you need to have the forms mailed to you, please email or call us at (209) 948-1553.

*Providers that are currently closed and do not intend to reopen during the COVID-19 emergency to serve children of essential workers, at-risk populations, and children with disabilities are not eligible to receive the CSCP.

*Other restrictions and limitations may apply



CA Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Child Care Licensees and Providers.



Please watch the COVID 19 Licensed Child Care Provider Webinar from the San Joaquin County Department of Public Health Services 4-9-20 by clicking the link below. Sound is best when wearing earphones, or turning up computer speakers at full volume.


Click Here to Watch COVID 19 Licensed Child Care Provider Webinar Video


If you have been caring for school aged children part time and are now providing full time care due to school closures, FRRC will be able to pay for the full time care.  Please contact your case worker for more information.


Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) has released an e-mail address available to all licensees, providers, and the public to use in asking questions related to COVID-19. Please click on the link for more information and to access the email address. PIN 20-05-CCLD (COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)-RELATED QUESTIONS)


PIN-20-06-CCP-Social and Physical Distancing Guidelines and Healthy Practices for Child Care Facilities


PIN 20-06-CCP - Social and Physical Distancing Guidance and Healthy Practices for Child Care Facilities in Response to the Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Written in Collaboration with the California Department of Education


PIN 20-17-CCP provides an updated safety notice regarding hand sanitizers containing methanol. An electronic copy of PIN 20-17-CCP: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING HAND SANITIZERS CONTAINING METHANOL is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link:



PIN 20-17-CCLD provides information on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal relief that may be available to licensees experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.


For information on financial assistance for Family Child Care Providers during COVID-19 (English) click here.


For information on financial assistance for Family Child Care Providers during COVID-19 (Spanish) click here.


Coronavirus Fact Sheet-Spanish

Coronavirus Health Information-English

Health Information COVID-19-English+Spanish


For the latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), sign up for text updates. Text Covid19 to 211211 to opt in to receive updated information to your county's current coronavirus information provided by Public Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2-1-1 San Joaquin Call Center 2019 Annual Report



Important Information for Parents!


For child care referrals to licensed child care providers and/or to locate available care, please call (209) 461-2908, email, or visit


For parents receiving any FRRC child care assistance or preschool services, if you have a monthly family fee, your monthly fee is temporarily waived.


Due to COVID-19, family fees for all parents are waived for the months of April, May and June. No fees will be owed for any services during April, May and June 2020. Family fees are scheduled to return to normal billing on July 1, 2020.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  Will I have to pay back fees for April, May and June services?

No. Fee’s for those months are waived, No fee’s will be billed or owed.

2.  I am currently on a delinquent fee plan, do I still have to pay accordingly to my plan?

No. Your delinquent fee plan will be on hold until July 2020. However, you will be expected to resume the payment plan July 2020

3.  Can I continue to pay on my delinquent fee plan?

Yes, any family fee payments received will be credited to your account; however, no payment is required

4.  Can I receive a credit for the family fee’s I paid for March?

No, the waiver doesn’t apply until April 2020

5.  I did not pay my family fee’s for March, will I be terminated from the program?

No, however, outstanding family fee’s and regular billing will resume starting July 2020


Any questions or concerns regarding family fee’s, please contact your
FRRC Caseworker at (209) 948-1553. We appreciate your

patience with any potential delays in response time


Are you a parent in California with children under 12? Take the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network’s survey about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families’ child care arrangements and preferences! The survey takes less than 10 minutes, and you could win a $50 Target gift card.


FRRC'S Annual Events



Provider Appreciation Day schduled for May 2nd has been cancelled.


Children & Youth Day scheduled for May 16th has been cancelled.

New & Noteworthy

Exciting things are happening in our community.  Come check out the new renovations at The Teen Center & The Children's Museum of Stockton. Click here to view video


ABC Awards

The Action on Behalf of Children (ABC) Awards are presented in special recognition to those who care about children in San Joaquin County.


2019 ABC Award Honorees


View all past ABC Award Honorees


View pictures from the 2019 ABC Awards on our Facebook page:

Preschool and Child Care Options through FRRC

  • Subsidized Child Care - serving children 0-13 yrs of age (older than 13 can be served based on exceptional needs) (209) 461-2986
  • Joan Richards Learning Village - serving children 3-5 yrs (209) 461-2750
  • Early Head Start - children 0-3 yrs, home-based programl (209) 461-2617


All programs are subject to eligibility criteria.

Please call to inquire on your eligibility.


Video Clips  

  • Telling our story . . . click here to view comments by an FRRC parent.

 Upcoming Events

  • Parent Voices Meetings in Stockton @ 509 W. Weber, Suite 103. Call for dates & more info:(209) 948-1553.

  2-1-1 San Joaquin

What is 2-1-1?

     2-1-1 is a free and confidential phone line for the sole purpose of improving access to health, human and disaster response services.  Calls to 2-1-1 from anywhere in the county are answered by trained Information and Referral Specialists prepared to assess the caller's need, determine their options, make referrals, support and advocate for the caller as necessary.  2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in over 200 languages.

If you need help, dial 2-1-1 or visit You may also call 800-436-9997.  2-1-1 is now available by text.  Text your Zip Code to 898211 and a specialist will reply to assist you.

Find programs or services in San Joaquin County to help with:

- Housing/Shelter

- Healthcare

- Counseling

- Food

- Legal Services... and more!

For emergencies, call 9-1-1.


FRRC's CEO Kay Ruhstaller and COO Tiffany Phovixay were featured on a recent segment of Fox 40 discussing 2-1-1 San Joaquin. Click on the link to watch:



  • First 5 San Joaquin Promotes Early Literacy:

       "Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, Playing"

The first 3 years of life are critical to long-term brain development and to successful academic outcomes.







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