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Child Care Resource and Referral Services

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Child Care Resource and Referral

Chances And Services for Youth is the CCR&R agency that serves 11 counties in West Central Indiana: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo. For help finding CCR&R agencies in other counties not listed above, please click here. CASY’s CCR&R serve early education professionals by offering quality professional development opportunities and support, including the Paths to QUALITY™ program. CASY Child Care Resource and Referral staff can offer onsite services and professional development to assist your program.

Professional Development

CASY CCR&R supports providers with professional development to opportunities to aid your program in increasing quality, managing behaviors, managing staff, and more. We offers a variety of professional development opportunities to meet your needs.

Paths to QUALITY™

Paths to QUALITY™ connects child care professionals with the tools and support they need to create high-quality learning environments for children. As an early childhood or youth professional, you work hard to ensure that the children in your care are safe, healthy, and learning and play a critical role in children’s ability to succeed. By providing high-quality care and education, you demonstrate your commitment to these children and their long-term success. You make sure that each child is ready for school and prepared for life, and Paths to QUALITY™ recognizes and rewards you for that. Paths to QUALITY™ helps you and your program provide high-quality care and education through free resources, cash and non-cash incentives to help you advance to the next level of quality, professional development opportunities, and one-on-one coaching to help you move through Paths to QUALITY™. To find out how you can benefit, go to Paths to QUALITY™, or contact CASY Paths to QUALITY™ Master Coach Danielle Riddell at driddell@casyonline.org or phone 800-886-3952, ext. 25.

Becoming a Provider

In Indiana, you can provide quality care through a number of different avenues. Our Orientation I course will introduce you to those different types of care and will help you determine if you’re ready for the responsibilities of running a child care. The course provides the information you need to get on the right path for you and the children you plan to serve. This includes:

  • Health and safety information
  • The basics of building a child care business
  • Resources to help you make the decision of which type of care you would like to provide

Completion of Orientation I is required for those planning to open a licensed home or center in Indiana. It is strongly encouraged, although not required, for those opening an unlicensed registered ministry.

For more information about your next steps, contact CCR&R at 800-886-3952 or visit the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning website.

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Our Services

We're dedicated to helping parents, teachers, child care providers, and our entire community build brighter futures for children.

For Families

Get free help to find quality child care and learn how to apply for financial assistance.


For Early Care and Education

Assure quality child care, apply for grant assistance and get help with nutritious meals.


For the Community

Serving hundreds of local children takes a lot of local support! Learn how you can help.

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