An entry point to the child care field

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 Health and Human Services (HHS) provider application packet from CCR&R here.

Child Care Consultants

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 Health and Human Services (HHS) Consultation Guide for Registered Child Development Homes
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 for Kids (IQ4K®) Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Other individualized needs may include:

  • Behavior problems
  • Room arrangement
  • Outdoor play spaces
  • Referrals to other services
provider and child

Provider Services

Ensuring a child's success starts from the early years. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is committed to helping Iowa child care businesses reach their full potential. CCR&R Child Care Consultant’s work closely with providers to develop effective strategies that enable them to create a high-quality program. Together, we are working towards building a bright and promising future for Iowa's children.