In most communities the demand for child care far exceeds supply and a high provider turnover rate creates a constant need for new providers. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) offers providers an entry point to the child care field and helps them grow and succeed.

To review the services and resources available from CCR&R, select your provider type below:


Request new Department of Human Services (DHS) provider application packet from CCR&R here.


CCR&R Child Care Consultants are a resource to help improve the quality of care for all of Iowa’s children. Consultants provide technical assistance and consultations to meet the individualized needs of each provider. Consultation topics may include:

  • ChildNet Certification
  • CCR&R service orientation or interview
  • CCR&R training implementation
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) Consultation Guide for Registered Child Development Homes
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) regulatory correction action plan
  • Environment Rating Scale (ERS) assessment
  • Exemption from Immunizations Form
  • Iowa Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)
  • Licensing & regulatory requirements
  • National Accreditation
  • Policies and procedures
  • Professional development plans
  • Provider or program goals
  • Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS)

Other individualized needs may include:

  • Behavior problems
  • Room arrangement
  • Outdoor play spaces
  • Referrals to other services
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News


Posted by ICCRR in News on 3/19/2019

The Iowa Department of Human Services is implementing the Statewide Child Care Emergency and Response Plan

The child care services you provide are important to both families and the community. With the heavy snow fall this winter and recent rain, many counties in Iowa are experiencing flooding. We need you to let us know if your child care business has been impacted and if so, the e...
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Posted by ICCRR in News on 3/12/2019
Iowa Early Learning Standards 3rd edition Orientation is now available online.
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