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Welcome to the web site of Childcare Resources, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Child Care Resource and Referral Agency based in Birmingham, Alabama. We strive to make quality child care happen in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties by:

  • Helping families locate child care
  • Training child care professionals
  • Providing parent education services
  • Offering child care financial assistance to low-income, working families

Quality assured by Child Care Aware of America, Childcare Resources, a partner agency of United Way of Central Alabama, is located at 244 West Valley Avenue, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35209-3616. Agency office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Contact our staff at (205) 945-0018 or 1-800-822-2734, using extensions found on the Contact Us page. Our fax number is (205) 945-0039. For assistance locating our building, please refer to this map and directions.

Para servicios en espanol, llame al (205) 945-0018 o 1-800-822-2734 y oprima el numero ocho.

We are happy to assist our guests who need special care or accommodations. If you need assistance when visiting Childcare Resources, please call the number above and speak with Margie Walker at ext. 300.


Childcare Resources Releases

The 2014 Status of Child Care Report

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Childcare Resources released the 2014 Status of Child Care Report.
This triennial report highlights the impact child care has on Alabama’s economy. Read more.

37th Annual Stepping Stones Conference

Unlocking a Child's Potential: You Hold the Key


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jefferson State Community College
Shelby-Hoover Campus

Registration is Closed

The 2014 Stepping Stones Conference has reached capacity.
We are unable to accept any further registrations or walk-ups on the day of the conference.
We appreciate all of the interest shown in this year's conference.  If you are unable to attend
Stepping Stones this year, we hope you will join us at another learning opportunity soon

Conference Information Booklet

For more information, email us!


Quarterly Training Opportunities Online Now

Quality Times for July, August and September 2014

Online Registration Links for July, August and September 2014 Available Below

No-Cost Training

Fee-Based Training


8th Annual Fairy Tale Ball

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Buy your tickets now


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2014 Next Generation Campaign

You make quality child care happen

with your donations to the annual appeal of Childcare Resources.

Please donate here. Thank you!



Many Thanks to our Media Sponsors:

Purchase a Speciality License Plate to Support
The Children's Trust Fund of Alabama

The message should be clear.  Prevention of child abuse and neglect is everyone’s responsibility.  When you buy a Children’s Trust Fund specialty license plate, approximately 92% of the purchase price goes directly to fund community-based prevention programs in Alabama.  These tags are available at every County Probate office and are tax-deductible.  They can be personalized with any combination of six letters or numerals at no additional charge.  However you decide to personalize your tag, the message is clear. Please click the car tag below to purchase.
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