Onslow County Partnership for Children:

We are a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for the healthy development of children, by building the strengths and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.

Child Care Search

We know it is much easier to go to work or school each day when you have child care that you trust. Choosing a child care provider is a big decision. We can help you with your search for a high quality, state licensed child care program. Search assistance is available at no cost to families. Referral Specialists are available to listen to your specific needs and to create a customized list of licensed and legally operating child care facilities.You can call, stop by one of our offices, or start your search online. Child care keeps Onslow County working. Start your search today!

Referral services are provided at no cost.

The Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC) only refers parents to legally operating programs. These include:

  • Legally operating half-day preschool programs
  • Licensed child care centers
  • Licensed family child care homes
  • Registered drop-in programs
  • Legally operating after-school programs

You may see the above types of child care on your referring listing. Licensed family child care homes and licensed child care centers are rated on a Star Rated License system. This system is handled by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Programs with a 1 star rating meet minimum requirements, programs with a 2-5 star rating meet additional voluntary criteria, including teacher qualifications and quality standards. Other types of licenses include Temporary or exempt due to religious affiliation. Referral Specialists can provide more information about licensing standards, or you can check the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education's website, www.ncchildcare.net.

Each referral mailed will include materials that are relevant to your family’s needs. Please let us know if you need more information about a particular resource.

The Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC) provides referrals, not recommendations for child care. The referral is based on the information received from the parent and from the provider. OCPC does not license or endorse any child care program. All licensed and registered child care is supervised and regulated through the Division of Child Development and Early Education. OCPC cannot guarantee that a child care space will be available with the providers on your referral listing. The information OCPC uses to process a referral is kept confidential. Specific client information is not released to a third party and is kept secure in a passcoded database.

If you have already received assistance with your child care search, please take a moment to complete our follow-up survey.

Call toll-free 1 (888) 378-2470.

Jacksonville Main Office Location
900 Dennis Road
(910) 938-0336

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00-5:00, or by appointment
Wednesday's from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Services in the  Jacksonville Main Office location include Child Care Subsidy Applications and Administrative Services for all programs.

Jacksonville Resource Center
101 N. Plain Road
(910) 938-0336

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday's from 1:00 - 5:00
• Services in the Jacksonville Resource Center include: NC Pre-K applications, 3 School applications, Child Care Referrals, Resource Center workroom and check out materials


For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please dial 711 for access to the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS).

Start searching for child care using our online search tool.

Click Here for Consumer Education Information for searching for child care.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Resource and Education Specialist at (910) 938-0336 or email lawanna.wooden@onslowkids.org .