Let's Do This: Child Care Ready

Child Care Ready by CCR&R is designed to help individuals seeking a career in early childhood education. This accelerated professional development series includes coaching, mentorship and best practices, that will help individuals to become Child Care Ready! Child care providers will be able to serve children and families in your community, while making an income from home. This educational series offers all the pre-certification training required to start as child care center staff or start a home child care business. The Child Care Ready series can assist communities in building child care solutions.

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Make this a Partnership

What can your community do to support child care locally? Are you looking for a possible solution to address the child care crisis in your community? Child Care Ready by CCR&R is an accelerated series designed to help find potential child care providers. CCR&R, in partnership with local community organizations, will invest in community-led solutions to address the child care and workforce shortages. Hosting Child Care Ready in your community will increase the availability of quality child care.

#TogetherWeWill... Grow Iowa’s Workforce and Strengthen Our Communities!

We have a Solution

Child Care Ready by CCR&R is a possible solution to address the child care crisis near you. Our professional development series offers the basic requirements for an individual to open their own child care business. This will help provide quality child care for your community and workforce.

"The child care crisis has become a statewide problem, it’s time to bring community members and statewide partners together to address this issue." --Dawn Oliver-Wiand, Iowa Women's Foundation

#TogetherWeWill... Make an Economic Difference!

Working Together - CCR&R and YOU!

YES! CCR&R wants to help you, your community and Iowa. Please connect with our Community Development Specialists to start building child care solutions near you! Click the Contact a Specialist link below to get started.

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Review Our Resources

CCR&R has developed marketing tools to help communities that want to host Child Care Ready. Work with your CCR&R representative to start your journey building child care solutions.


Child Care Ready Brochure

Partnership of community members to distribute at local gathering locations. i.e. library, post office, grocery store, coffee shop, etc.

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Child Care Ready Flyer

Partnership of community members to distribute around community. Can print invite on back.

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Child Care Ready Invite

Sample invite to be printed on the back of the Child Care Ready Flyer. (Original for editing on For Employee page)

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Child Care Ready Marketing Toolkit

Tips, tricks and flyers for parternship of community members to review as they start their journey to address the child care crisis.

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Child Care Ready Sample Agenda

Opportunities available from the accelerated professional development series.

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Social Media Marketing

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Start-Up Costs

Consider supplies needed to open a Child Development Home by reviewing the cost of estimated expenditures.

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Iowa Employer Innovation Fund Grant through Iowa Women's Foundation

The Iowa Women's Foundation was awarded a grant through the Iowa Employer Innovation Fund to support ten series of Child Care Ready trainings.

Region 1 - NW Iowa

  • October 27 & November 3, 17 & December 8
  • November 5, 12 19 & December 10

Region 2 - NE Iowa

  • October 29 & November 5,12, 19
  • November 2, 7, 14, 16, 21

Region 3 - SW Iowa

  • November 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 10, 17, 24 & December 1

Region 4 - Central Iowa

  • October 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 10, 17 & December 1, 8

Region 5 - SE Iowa

  • October 26 & November 2, 9, 16
  • November 7, 14, 21 & December 5