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Child Care - Choosing Child Care

Child Care Resource and Referral Centers are free child care location and counseling services serving communities across the state. Parents receive information regarding the components of "quality" care and what to look for when choosing quality care.

If you need assistance finding licensed care, a web-based listing of all providers in Tennessee can be found by clicking here. This listing also includes the agency’s location, hours of operation and other useful information to assist you in your search for child care.

Not all child care programs are required to be licensed. To learn more about what types of care must be licensed by DHS, click here.

Learn more about quality child care by visiting our Star Quality Program website.