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The Answer to the “Mysteries” on our Hands
Germs and the spread of illness is a mystery that parents and child care providers alike try to solve every day - how can we stay healthy when germs are all around us? Teaching children hygiene practices that can reduce the spread of germs is a start. According to research, proper handwashing can help reduce the spread of germs and illness by 50%.
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Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a program to support quality child care throughout the State of Iowa. CCR&R is available to assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family. Child Care Consultants provide on-site consultation to licensed preschools, centers, non-registered home providers, and Child Care Development Home providers.

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Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral provides resources, education and advocacy to support quality child care.CCR&R is committed to ensure that Iowa’s vision is met:

All children, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.

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Iowa law requires child care providers to have a written emergency plan in place by October 1, 2016. Discover more information on regulations at this link.

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