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Having accurate information on your child care program in the Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) database allows us to assist in marketing your child care program to parents looking for child care. To match your program to the needs of families we need to know important information like hours of operation, ages served and changes in phone numbers or email address.

Rate information is especially important. It is kept anonymous and used only for reporting purposes. Programs can use CCR&R rate information to set competitive rates in their community. The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) uses rate data collected by CCR&R to conduct bi-annual Market Rate Surveys. Market rate information collected is used to set Child Care Assistance (CCA) payment rates to child care providers and programs.

Update Your File - Provider Portal NDS 2.0

CCR&R now has an online system that lets you update your child care programs profile!

This free system lets you:

  • Update your information any time you'd like (days and times open, rates, etc.)
  • Update your openings (if you’re full, just enter zero vacancies)
  • Add information about your program to share special areas of expertise or experience (experience with special needs, certifications, quality programs you participate in, etc.)
  • Add pictures of your program to your program's profile
  • Share your information with families looking for care through the CCR&R parent referral system

For assistance navigating NDS 2.0, please review this Provider Profile Portal Tips & Tricks document

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Provider Program Survey

If are unable to update your file on NDS 2.0, please complete the following program survey for your child care business. The documents are in Word format. Once completed, save the file and send to a CCR&R agency.

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