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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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.
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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
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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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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.
Partnership of community members to distribute at local gathering locations. i.e. library, post office, grocery store, coffee shop, etc.
Partnership of community members to distribute around community. Can print invite on back.
Sample invite to be printed on the back of the Child Care Ready Flyer. (Original for editing on For Employee page)
Tips, tricks and flyers for parternship of community members to review as they start their journey to address the child care crisis.
Opportunities available from the accelerated professional development series.
Consider supplies needed to open a Child Development Home by reviewing the cost of estimated expenditures.
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
Region 2 - NE Iowa
Region 3 - SW Iowa
Region 4 - Central Iowa
Region 5 - SE Iowa
Resources to help you understand enrollment for professional development opportunities.
This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...
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