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Childcare Resource Service is a unique department at the Y. Whether you need help paying for care or if you need behavior support for your child, we are here to serve all of the San Diego community.

YMCA CRS Programs

YMCA CRS Programs

YMCA Childcare Resource Service has a variety of programs to serve children, families, and child care providers.


Provides free health and behavioral health services to parents and child care providers of children 18 months to kindergarten.

Resource and Referral

Provides free services and programs that promote and increase the quality of child care throughout San Diego County.

Respite Unit

Provides respite services for families who have children with developmental disabilities.

Subsidized Child Care

Helps eligible families pay for child care through our Alternative Payment and Stage 1 programs.