Free Child Care Referrals

Child care referrals at your fingertips,
or call us at 877.216.8481.

Find Services in Your Area


DHS Training Registry

Access provider tools and resources
DHS Training Registry »

DHS Newsletters

Stay up-to-date on Child Care Policy
DHS Newsletter - September 2016 (PDF) »

Recent News

New CCR&R posts & info here.
Iowa CCR&R has added more dates for Universal Precautions & Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter training.

CCR&R Blog

Newest CCR&R blog posts.

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%.
Read More


In most communities the demand for child care far exceeds supply and a high provider turnover rate creates a constant need for new providers. Child Care Resource and Referral provides providers an entry point to the child care field and helps them continue to grow and succeed. CCR&R provides training and consultation services that support the child care provider’s ability to achieve and maintain regulatory status in good standing, and work to achieve and maintain performance at higher quality levels in Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS).

Child Care Consultants support providers by providing assistance with:

Click here to view information on the new Emergency Preparedness regulations.

Click here to view DHS Videos regarding CCDBG changes for October 1, 2016

Click here to view Updated Child Product Recalls

Click here to view YouTube video about fingerprinting requirements