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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.

Alternative Payment

Helps families who are eligible pay for child care through our Alternative Payment Program.


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 and teens with developmental disabilities.

Stage 1

Helps families that are currently receiving CalWORKs benefits and are participating in the Welfare-to-Work (WTW) program pay for child care for children ages 0-12 years of age up to 21 with exceptional needs.