CHANGES TOTHE SUPPORTWE PROVIDE Since October 1, things look alittle different around here. Learn More WE HELP FAMILIES Find child care that is the right fit Learn More WE HELP PROVIDERS Start and enhance child care businesses Learn More WE WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY To share information and connect families to high-quality child care Learn More Child Care Answers is a child care resource and referral program operated by Early Learning Indiana. We serve families, child care providers, and the community as we work to enhance access to, and the quality of, child care services in Central Indiana.We serve families in the following counties:Hamilton County Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield Hendricks County Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield Marion County Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway I have a child. I want to... Find child care options Get help selecting a child care provider Understand my options to pay for care Get tips to stay engaged with my chosen child care provider Request support I am a provider. I want to... Get or renew my CDA Open my own child care program Receive support for my program Update my information Learn about the new permit requirements I want to learn and help... Understand the current status of child care in Central Indiana Connect others to high-quality child care Join a group that advocates for high-quality child care Volunteer Find and register for learning events Child Care AnswersChild Care Answers It's fun to decorate with your little ones for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls, be fire smart with these tips from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. View on FacebookChild Care Answers Did you earn your CDA in 2019? We want to hear from you! Take a few short minutes to fill out this form: https://earlylearningindiana.typeform.com/to/L3ipIt. You'll be hearing more soon about some fun ways to celebrate YOU! If you're still working on your credential, you can also let us know if you need additional support. 1 View on FacebookChild Care Answers All parents want healthy and safe care for their children. But how can you know if a program offers a good environment for your preschooler? Just looking around your care provider’s learning spaces can give you great insight. Check out these tips from Brighter Futures Indiana and learn about what quality care looks like.http://brighterfuturesindiana.org/2019/11/signs-of-quality-care-in-classrooms-for-preschoolers/Signs of Quality Care in Classrooms for Preschoolers - Brighter Futures IndianaAll parents want healthy and safe care for their children. But how can you know if a program offers a good environment for your preschooler?brighterfuturesindiana.org 4 View on FacebookChild Care Answers "In 2010, the census missed over two million children age 4 and under – or one out of every 10 young children. In fact, so many young children were missed in the last census that states collectively lost over a half a billion dollars a year every year for the last decade."https://info.childcareaware.org/blog/census-2020-count-all-kids-alertCensus 2020 - Count All Kids AlertAn accurate census count is critical to the federal government accurately distributing more than $800 billion in federal funds each year.info.childcareaware.org 2 View on Facebook Follow @childcareanswer Tweets 4,131Following 445Followers 921Likes 155 Child Care Answers @ChildCareAnswer It's fun to decorate with your little ones for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls, be fire smart with these tips from @fema. #firesafety https://t.co/6ZYyqerSH8 View on Twitter 00 Child Care Answers @ChildCareAnswer Did you earn your CDA in 2019? We want to hear from you! Take a few short minutes to fill out this form: https://t.co/xDFmYU1ftB. You'll hear more soon about some fun ways to celebrate YOU! Still working on your credential? You can also let us know if you need additional support. https://t.co/sVs05Pw1us View on Twitter 00 Child Care Answers @ChildCareAnswer All parents want healthy and safe care for their children. How do you know if your care provider’s learning spaces are good for your #preschooler? Just look around - you'll great insight. Check out @INbrightfutures tips for what quality care looks like. https://t.co/XLeVfI4RCS View on Twitter 01 Follow on Instagram 8 0 2 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 14 0 OUR IMPACT IN 2018 Almost 7,000 families were served in our six-county area in 2018. Process and support of referral services for families, increasing access to information about choosing quality child care. In 2018, we shared information with more than 350 community partners. Outreach efforts to educate the community in central Indiana about the importance of quality child care.