Are you new to having a family or maybe you are new to Iowa? Did you know there is a program called Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) that is a FREE resource for all things child care? This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) through the Child Care Development Fund and is put in place to help parents, businesses, communities and child care providers throughout the state!
CCR&R provides services that help parents make informed choices about the care for their children. Before starting your search, we recommend you read Iowa CCR&R's Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care (Spanish, Burmese, Swahili) to give you a greater understanding about selecting quality child care.
CCR&R refers parents to programs that are most likely to meet their specific needs. Referrals are provided so that parents can look into all of their options which include Licensed Child Care Centers (CCC), Licensed Preschools, Registered Child Development Homes (CDH), nonregistered Child Care Homes (CCH) and Department of Education programs. CCR&R gives referrals instead of recommendations or suggestions because CCR&R encourages parents to take the time to research child care programs and providers to make the decision that they feel will be best for their family. To get a list of child care providers in your area that meet the needs of your family, call 855-244-5301 or email email@example.com.
Another AMAZING service that CCR&R offers is the data behind child care! Did you know that for the past five years child care is on a 33% decline in the state of Iowa? If you are looking for ways you can help the child care world, start your own business or if you want to advocate for quality child care in your community connect with CCR&R!
Connect with CCR&R Community Development Specialists for more options.
CCR&R releases a November EP Newsletter for child care programs.
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