CCR&R: Your Child Care Partner

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, nonregistered home providers and Child Development Home providers.

Child Care Guidance in Response to COVID-19

April 27, 2021

Investing in Iowa Child Care is a funding program intended to increase availability of child care throughout the State.

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April 26, 2021

DHS is partnering with the IDPH and 211 to reach child care providers in Iowa regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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April 01, 2021

DHS shares this reminder for how the March-June funding opportunities will be processed.

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March 31, 2021

DHS is excited to share that federal stimulus funds will be used to support the Child Care WAGE$ program in moving state ...

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March 29, 2021

This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after- school ...

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March 26, 2021

Small delay in processing February co-pay reimbursement.

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March 23, 2021

Small delay in processing February stipends.

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March 23, 2021

DHS wants to learn more about any challenges people working in child care have had to get the vaccine and determine if t ...

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March 11, 2021

Iowa child care workers are included in the COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1B, Tier 1 priority that began in February.

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February 01, 2021

DHS is excited to report that they will be continuing to provide the following supports from March 2021 - June 2021.

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December 18, 2020

DHS announces funding opportunities for January & February 2021.

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December 04, 2020

This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...

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November 18, 2020

This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...

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October 23, 2020

DHS announces that there are sufficient CARES Act funds available to provide Funding Opportunities for November and Dece ...

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October 01, 2020

This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...

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October 01, 2020

The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce that there was sufficient CARES funding available to provide Fun ...

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September 01, 2020

DHS is pleased to announce that they will be able to continue offering the Basic Monthly Stipend, the Essential Employee ...

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August 13, 2020

This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...

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August 07, 2020

DHS releases July survey results from Iowa child care providers.

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August 03, 2020

The Department of Human Services has released the August Monthly Stipend Survey (application) for licensed centers and r ...

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August 03, 2020

DHS offers plan for ratios during this public health emergency.

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July 23, 2020

DHS announces they will be able to offer child care providers funding opportunities in the months of August and Septembe ...

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July 14, 2020

DHS would like to announce the extension of expiration dates for the Quality Rating System (QRS) for one full year.

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July 01, 2020

The Department of Human Services has released the July Monthly Stipend Survey (application) for licensed centers and reg ...

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July 01, 2020

It is important for the Department to gather additional data on how this pandemic has progressed and continues to affect ...

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June 24, 2020

DHS and IDPH have created a document for Case Reporting and Outbreak Responsibilities of COVID-19 for child care program ...

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June 23, 2020

DHS announces important changes coming to the Child Care Assistance (CCA) program on July 1, 2020.

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June 11, 2020

On June 8, the Department of Human Services (DHS) released an updated document for Child Care Guidance during COVID-19.

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June 01, 2020

DHS has released the June Monthly Stipend Survey (application) for licensed centers and registered child development hom ...

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May 21, 2020

Updated guidance for child care programs, summer programs and tips for families.

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May 07, 2020

CCR&R along with DHS, are sharing the April child care survey results with you and want to thank providers for taking ti ...

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May 06, 2020

DHS releases details on funding opportunities that have been made available to child care providers affected by the COVI ...

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April 27, 2020

While child care programs are working diligently to ensure quality, safe care to children during this critical time, DHS ...

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April 27, 2020

Eligibility for CCA absent billing began for the 3/9/2020 billing period and will be in effect until determined by the D ...

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March 30, 2020

DHS appreciates child care providers staying open to provide quality, safe care to Iowa’s children during this critical ...

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March 20, 2020

We are all in this together. COVID-19 has created a lot of unknowns, one thing is for sure, we can rely on each other to ...

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March 20, 2020

The health and safety of children, family and childcare providers is of the utmost importance. Childcare programs provid ...

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March 18, 2020

DHS continues to work diligently on providing support to assist child care programs in remaining operational.

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March 17, 2020

DHS is extending all QRS ratings through May 31, 2020. Child Care Assistance payments will continue at your current QRS ...

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March 17, 2020

While the Department of Human Services (DHS) is not recommending the closure of child care programs, it is important tha ...

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March 17, 2020

Child Care Assistance (CCA) billing policy update from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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March 13, 2020

DHS is keenly aware of the importance of child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are experiencing challenges or ...

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COVID-19 Resources

Quickly access information that may be needed to support your child care business and educational tools for children. Click the RESOURCE button below for more information!

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Quickly access child care funding opportunities to support your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Mission

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

 
 
 

Iowa's Vision

Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.

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Center Recruitment Resources


Are you a center director or board member looking for suitable candidates to join your child care center? CCR&R offers resources to help!

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DHS Application Packet Now Available


Click here to request your packet for:

  • New Registered Application Packet for Child Development Home (CDH)
  • New Nonregistered Application Packet for Child Care Home accepting Child Care Assistance (CCHA)

Child Care Ready


Are you looking for a possible solution to address the child care crisis in your community? Child Care Ready by CCR&R is an accelerated series designed to help find potential child care providers to address child care and workforce shortages.

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Provider Appreciation Day Event


CCR&R is hosting an online event to celebrate Provider Appreciation Day #PAD21. Join us!

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What can Iowa CCR&R do for you?

What can Iowa CCR&R do for you?


The three major components of Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral for a statewide audience - Provider, Community and Parent Services - all together in one presentation.

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Make a family emergency plan today.


Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Emergency Preparedness starts at home.

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