Communities of Practice, also known as “CoPs”, are groups of people who share a passion for something they do and want to learn how to do it better as they interact. CoPs allow attendees to learn and collaborate as content is driven by the participants.

There are a number of reasons to participate, including to:

  1. Build relationships & support friendship growth with peers
  2. Share and exchange knowledge
  3. Emotional engagement and support for each other to use evidence-based practices
  4. Identify internal and external expertise
  5. Problem-solve issues from the field
  6. Improve job satisfaction with peer conversations

CCR&R is committed to improving communication with child care providers across Iowa. It is through the sharing of information and experiences that participants can learn from each other and have an opportunity to develop themselves personally and professionally.

CoPs will be facilitated by regional CCR&R staff. If you have a specific topic request, please be sure to share it with us. In the calendar below, the events have been added by city. If you want to see details on the event, just click on it and the event description will appear below the calendar. Join us!


December 2019 Events

« November 2019  |  January 2020 »

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
» December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
» 8 9 Sioux City - Center Director Support Group Region 2 Online FMC Home Child Care Provider Peer to Peer Networking 10 11 12 13 14 Des Moines - Peer to Peer Networking Meeting for Latino Providers
» 15 16 17 Storm Lake - Center Director Support Group 18 19 20 21
» 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
» 29 30 31 January 1 2 3 4


Posted by ICCRR in News on 12/3/2019
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is pleased to announce the launch of the Communities of Practice webpage, designed to share child care business networking improvement efforts by posting opportunities to engage with peers and connect with Child Care Consultants and their resources.
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Posted by ICCRR in News on 11/6/2019
Iowa CCR&R co-sponsored webinar trainings for Iowa child care businesses.
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