Services for Early Childhood and Out-of-School Providers
Child care programs are essential to the fabric of central Indiana; they ensure a safe, caring place for children while their families contribute to the Hoosier economy and society. At CCA, we work to ensure that child care professionals have access to the resources they need to ensure the highest quality care for children.
Services and Support for
Child Care Programs and Staff
As a child care resource and referral agency, Child Care Answers connects child care professionals to the resources they need to ensure high quality care for children in central Indiana. Feel free to print our services brochure to share with organizations or professionals about what we do.
Provider Resource Fairs
To connect child care professionals to the people and tools needed to ensure a successful child care business, we conduct provider resources fairs twice per year. At these fairs, child care professionals have an opportunity to:
- Network with other child care professionals experiencing the same joys and struggles.
- Talk one-on-one with early childhood support services who serve central Indiana.
- Connect with vendors who can support their child care business. Past vendors have included accounting professionals, cleaning services, architects, classroom suppliers, and more. Interested in being a vendor at our next fair? Contact us!
- Receive free services. Past services have included fingerprinting and CPR vouchers.
Family Child Care Home Networks
Child Care Answers brings together those who operate their own child care businesses as a licensed family child care home. These groups are designed to connect providers to a network of like-minded child care businesses and resources. Meeting days, times, and frequency will depend on the needs of each group.
Check back soon for more information about upcoming opportunities! Want to be added to our interest list for future contact about family child care home networks? Fill out our Provider Information Form and let us know!
Connection to Resources
Our program resource navigators have a wealth of knowledge on resources that can support your program. We can help connect you to the resources through our website, email, and phone supports.
The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning tasks us with connecting with child care programs twice per year to ensure that our databases are up-to-date and accurate. They use this information to make important decisions about grants, setting CCDF reimbursement rates, and strategies to support programs based on capacity and other factors.
We use this information to direct families to programs that best meet their needs. Having up-to-date information allows us to focus on sending families to programs who are the best fit for both program and family.
By filling out the form, it saves time for programs and lets them connect on their own schedule. Otherwise, we might call at a time that’s inconvenient.
For those outside of Marion, Hendricks, and Hamilton Counties
Indiana Child Care Resource & Referral Network Partners
Program Resource Navigators
We grow with your program
Our team of program specialists are in your corner, every step of the way to get you connected to resources or provide any of our free services. Fill out our provider information form in English or Spanish or call 317.636.5727 to get connected.