Request Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) application packet from your local CCR&R office: (contact details below)
Any person providing child care in their home can apply to be registered and can apply to accept Child Care Assistance (CCA). Those serving more than five children are required to be registered.
A Child Development Home (CDH) provider may also apply for a Child Care Assistance (CCHA) Provider Agreement with Department of Human Services (DHS). This allows these programs to care for children that qualify for public assistance with child care costs.
People who provide childcare in their own homes and who care for five or fewer children are not required by Iowa Code 237A.3 to be registered but have the option to do so. These people may apply for a Child Care Assistance (CCHA) Provider Agreement with Department of Human Services (DHS). This allows non-registered programs to care for children that qualify for public assistance with child care costs.
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