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Rebuilding and Strengthening Indiana’s Early Childhood System The average cost of high-quality infant/toddler care in central Indiana is over $14,000, which is nearly double the average Midwestern family’s yearly grocery budget. To address the needs of families and the child care community, Indiana received nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding following the impacts of the […]
Join us as we connect with organizations across Hendricks County to explore opportunities for child care and parenting supports!
Your guide to early childhood mental health resources in Hamilton County, Indiana Here at Child Care Answers, in partnership with A Healthier Hamilton County: Systems of Care, we work to ensure all families and child care professionals in central Indiana have the necessary resources to access and navigate behavioral and mental health services. Included in […]
Central Indiana Community Resources Each Indiana community is unique in its needs and opportunities. Child Care Answers is here to support you as a resident, leader, employee, or supporter of child care in Hamilton, Hendricks, or Marion Counties with community resources for child care. One common thread runs throughout all of Indiana – affordable, high-quality […]
Action Steps for Business Investment in Child Care You may have seen first-hand how lack of access to quality child care has a direct impact on your employees, and, therefore, your business. Issues with child care can affect recruiting, retention, and employee productivity. So, what can you do to help solve these issues? Take a […]
Why employers need to know how child care affects their businesses Every year, Indiana loses $3 billion due to lack of high-quality child care options for Hoosier families. Employees miss work and have to quit their jobs; or, employers let them go as a result of child care issues. Increasingly, businesses are turning to child […]
On My Way Pre-K (OMWPK) awards grants to four-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.
At Child Care Answers, we’re committed to helping you find care, in a way that works for you. Our partners and in-house specialists can consult with you on which type of child care will best fit your needs, based on your child’s age or disability. There are a number of ways for us to help […]
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training, or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care. The CCDF program is administered through the Indiana Family and Social […]
Child Care is Expensive! It shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision, but for many families, cost of care is an important factor in choosing care. Costs can vary dramatically due to location, size of the program, the age of the child, and the resources made available for the children and staff – among […]