Child Care Resource and Referral
Chances And Services for Youth is the CCR&R agency that serves 24 counties across Central Indiana: Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, and Wayne Counties. For help finding CCR&R agencies in other counties not listed above, please click here.
Your Child Care Resource and Referral is available to assist you in:
- Connecting to resources and professional development
- Staying up to date on current grant opportunities and important OECOSL updates
- Support you in navigating your I-LEAD account
- Keeping your program up to date and included in our parent referrals
- Support you in expanding your capacity
- Connect you with resources and initiatives within your community
Child Care Provider Fair
Child Care Provider Fairs are a one-stop shop event to help navigate starting or advancing your child care business. These fairs are held multiple times each year across the state. Click here to see if one is coming up near you.
Professional Development Resources
*All resource requests will be reviewed as soon as possible. We will gather resources and reach out to share information. In some instances, we will recommend and connect you with state partners who can best assist in meeting 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™. For more information contact the SPARK Help Desk at 1-800-299-1627 or visit www.IndianaSPARK.com