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.
  • Funding Opportunities - Multiple programs are available to assist child care providers in Iowa.
    • Round 3 open June 1, 2022 - Licensed and registered programs eligible. Round 3 is for those not previously eligible in round 1 & 2, no need to show a loss and not required to take 25% CCA.
  • COVID-19 in Iowa - The complete website for Iowans with information, maps and resources about the Coronavirus response in our local area.
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!

COVID-19 Resources »

 

Quickly access child care funding opportunities to support your business.

Funding Opportunities »

 

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 Human Services (DHS) 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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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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i-PoWeR How-To Video Clips


Video clips for Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) with Erin Clancy, DHS Program Director.

Training Page - scroll to the bottom »

referrals

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.

News Release »

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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