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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.


Remembering Beverly Cook

Childcare Resources regrets to inform the community of the unexpected passing of Beverly Cook, Resource Library Specialist, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2 pm at Johns-Ridout’s Southside (2116 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233) with Visitation at 1 pm. For more information, visit the Johns-Ridout's website.

Childcare Resources will close at Noon on Thursday and reopen on Friday morning at 8 am.

Beverly will be greatly missed by her Childcare Resources' family and colleagues in the early childhood profession.


Supplemental Child Care Program (SCCP)

Childcare Resources is not accepting applications for the financial aid program as of September 15, 2014.

Changes to this status will be announced on this website.

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