Child Care Help Guide for Families
Our goal is to create seamless experiences for you as you search for child care. We work together with you to minimize any unnecessary hoops. Wherever you are on your journey, we’re here to support you with child care help and connect you to community support – all at no cost to you.
What's Best for My Child
A strong relationship between you, your child, and your child care provider is key. Included in this document is a tool you can complete outlining your child’s strengths, challenges, and existing routines. Once complete, plan a time to discuss it with your child's teacher(s).
Quality child care that meets your needs
Your guide to child care
A high-quality program can support your child in developing educationally, socially, and emotionally. Choosing a program that provides high-quality care is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. No pressure, right? We know this process can be time-consuming and stressful. We offer resources to help make the process go more smoothly for you.
Types of care
Learn about Indiana’s different types of regulated child care programs. Understanding differences and similarities will help you better understand which will best fit your needs, based on your child’s age or special needs.
Finding a program
Child Care Answers staff provide free services to help you find care, oftentimes calling local programs on your behalf. If you’re a do-it-yourself type of person, resources are available online as well.
Choosing a program
Many factors go into your final decision. Visit programs, talk with other families, and use your five senses to make a good decision.
Paying for Care
Understand the average costs of different types of care and options to help you pay for child care.
Stay in the know
Our team is always keeping a pulse on what families like yours need, and you can count on us to be connected to the newest and most-helpful resources. We send our family newsletter every three months directly to your inbox, so you can keep up on the latest news. Sign up today!
Family Engagement Team
We grow with your family
Our team of family specialists are in your corner, every step of the way. If you need help finding child care, connecting to a resource in your community, or just need a hand to hold, call on one of these caring experts. Fill out our Family Information Form on the Brighter Futures Indiana website or call 317.636.5727 to get connected.