On November 16th, 2012 Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County is excited to host, “A Starry, Starry Night for Our Children.” Our event will be a fun filled night with dinner, dancing, and fabulous live and silent auctions. This fundraiser will help support future Stars- Our Children by: Ensuring access to High Quality Child Care; Ongoing Training & Education to best support Child Care Providers; and Continued resources to Children & Families in our Community.

The Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County is a non-profit agency that provides quality childcare support for income eligible families. We strengthen the family core by advocating the importance of excellent childcare, subsidizing childcare providers, further educating those providers, supplying a USDA compliant food program, and also offering a free lending library to anyone that may need it. We help with any issue or challenge regarding childcare; and if we do not have that specific resource we can guide you in the right direction to find that solution.

This is an exciting time for our Agency; we are hosting our first annual fundraiser as well as rolling out an amazing new scholarship program for families in Santa Barbara County ‘Fund-A-Star’,” said Executive Director, Michelle Graham, This program is designed for families in need of financial support for high quality childcare. The evening will be filled with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy, including dinner, live and silent auctions with many fabulous items. Please join us in celebrating ‘A Starry Starry Night for Our Children!”

CR&R celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The nonprofit organization has a long standing history of assisting Santa Barbara County families by providing childcare information and resources to county residents. CR&R is also launching a new service for businesses through their Enhanced Referral Program. The program works with employers by providing a cost effective employer-supported child care option employers can integrate into their benefits package.