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.

#TogetherWeWill... support child care services in Iowa!

CCR&R serves providers, families and communities while striving to improve the quality of care for Iowa's children.
What's happening in Iowa :
  • Child Care Task Force - Governor Reynolds launched the Child Care Taskforce on March 10, 2021, to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa. The final report can be found here.
Quickly access child care funding opportunities to support your business.

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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.

CCR&R Bulletin Board


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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Application for Home Child Care

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Application Packet for home child care:

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

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Iowa Quality for Kids

Whether you’re a Child Care Center, preschool, Child Development Home, school-age program or someone who is just thinking about starting your own child care business, we have the tools you need to become successful in the IQ4K® program. 

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Request CCR&R Resources

Communities, employers and stakeholders can now request printed marketing supplies for distribution!

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Parent Referrals Services expand to reach more Iowa families!

CCR&R launches new parent referral video, postcard for newborns and texting campaign. We are excited to have additional ways to connect families with our free referral services.

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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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