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Child Care Resource and Referral





Quality Child Care for Iowa

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a program to support quality child care throughout the State of Iowa. Child Care Consultants provide on-site consultation to licensed preschools, Child Care Centers (CCC), nonregistered Child Care Home (CCH) providers and registered Child Development Home (CDH) providers. The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) is the regulatory agency for early childhood care and education. CCR&R supports providers in complying with state regulations. Training in a variety of topics is offered to child care providers to not only meet licensing/registration requirements but to also improve the quality of care. CCR&R facilitates many types of professional development opportunities for the adults who care for our youngest citizens.

CCR&R agencies are community-based programs staffed by early care and education professionals that work to connect families with quality child care services. CCR&R has a free, confidential service that offers parents customized referrals to child care programs along with several educational tools to aid in their search for quality child care. Click here to begin your child care search.

CCR&R also works to build the supply of quality child care options in communities and collects data that impact local decisions and solutions to child care needs. CCR&Rs collaborate with other community partners regarding child care issues in Iowa.

Iowa CCR&R is part of a larger organization, Child Care Aware of America (formerly the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)). NACCRRA began in the mid 1970's because of a community need for a system to assist families in finding quality child care. Visit Child Care Aware of America's site for more information by clicking here.



Heather Bloome

Child Care Consultant

Child Care Resource and Referral of Southeast Iowa


p (563) 324-3236 x1716 | p (563) 484-4611 | c (563) 940-7971 

500 E. 59th St, Davenport, IA  52807 |

​Serving Scott County (N-Z) and Muscatine County


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