Finding Child Care/Referrals

We are excited to launch a new tool to search for child care referrals! Please read below for more information.

Child Action, Inc. offers a free referral service to all parents living and working in Sacramento County, regardless of income. We maintain and regularly update information on each licensed facility’s schedule, rates and program. In addition, state law requires that we remove any facility from our referral list that has been issued a temporary suspension order, license revoked, or been placed on probation. Accessing referrals for childcare is easy! Here’s three ways to get referrals:

  1. Call our office at 1 (916) 369-0191 to speak with a Child Care Specialist during our normal business hours. Child Action, Inc. has specialists available who speak English, Spanish, and Russian fluently who are able to provide you with a listing of providers as well as useful information to consider while selecting care.
  2. Email our office at To help us best meet your needs please enter “Child Care Referrals” in the subject line and let us know your address and/or zip code, age of child(ren), and hours care is needed. You will receive a referral list via your email.
  3. Fill out the child care referral search form below. Child care searches can be done by: age of the child, type of program, hours of care, and area of care needed.

As a parent, you have the right to get information about any substantiated or inconclusive complaints made on a licensed child care provider. Parents can call Community Care Licensing at 1-844-538-8766 to get information on specific child care centers or family child care homes.