If you have been thinking about becoming a registered Child Development Home (CDH) in Iowa, now is the time! Child Care Resource & Referral of Iowa‘s Child Care Ready accelerated professional development series is registering new applicants from October to December 2020.

Community Development Specialist, Juliane Davis states, “We are off to a great start on our first Child Care Ready series in Central Iowa! GoToMeeting and Zoom have been great platforms to offer our virtual series. Attendees have been engaged, excited to learn about providing child care and we have been able to make valuable connections between participants and our Child Care Consultants. This recruitment effort will support communities by providing additional child care spaces!”

Child Care Ready by CCR&R features sessions on required documentation for registration, required professional development, health & safety basics and an overview of business basics. Lastly, we offer our Child Care Consultant services… for the life of your business! All this at no-cost to participants!

We’re excited about this initiative as the funding came from a grant IWF secured through the Iowa Employer Innovation Fund and Future Ready Iowa. This grant allows for CCR&R to host ten Child Care Ready accelerated professional development series. The priority of this grant is to offer services and equipment that will support child care providers seeking to start-up a Child Development Home (CDH) business and become registered in the state of Iowa. The hope is that this grant will remove the barriers associated with costs of trainings, start-up materials, supplies and other issues individuals might be facing.

Reach out to a Community Development Specialist with questions or to register here.

Visit the Child Care Ready webpage here.

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