Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is celebrating 25 years of service. What were you doing 25 years ago? I was attending the University of South Dakota not realizing I was on an educational path that would lead me to a career at CCR&R. If you would have told me then, that I would be in a job impacting families and children, I would have laughed at you. My dream job was in a for-profit business. Twenty-five years changes a person’s vision.

Over the past 25 years CCR&R has also experienced a lot of growth and seen changes to early care and education. Iowa code has expanded over time to encompass regulations to make child care safer for children. The trainings we offer and the consultation provided to child care providers reflect the current research in child development.

One thing that hasn’t changed in the past 25 years is that families need a safe and educational place for their children when parents are working. CCR&R will continue to meet our mission to provide resources, education and advocacy to support quality child care. CCR&R is committed to ensure that Iowa’s vision is met:

All children, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.

No one knows for sure what the next 25 years has in store or where we will be. I am just proud to be part of the history and look forward to one day having my own grandchildren being impacted by Child Care Resource & Referral!

 

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