Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) collects information on early childhood programs which can help communities, businesses and policy makers make informed decisions regarding child care.
Our 5 year trend data sheets highlight the increased demand for child care and, in most cases, the decline of child care programs. Data is available for all 99 counties in Iowa and can be printed from our website DATA page.
Researchers say 24 percent of Iowa residents live in child care deserts, places where child care is scant. That figure jumped to 37 percent in rural areas.