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High Quality Child Care

We’ve made finding and searching for quality child care, preschool, and school-age care easier than ever. Spread the word!

We offer free referral services for families looking for early childhood or school-age programs. We update our statewide database of child care programs every six months, contacting every provider to ensure we reflect changes in their programs, rates, services or hours.





recent report from IU Public Policy Institute and Early Learning Indiana shows us just how much of an impact child care, or lack thereof, can have on Hoosier businesses.


Employees who struggle with finding consistent and affordable quality child care can affect an entire organization. Chronic absenteeism, lower productivity and high turnover are just a few of the consequences that employers see as a result.


31,000 working parents

Full-time employees leaving jobs each year due to child care issues.


13.3 days

Average number of work absences of Hoosier parents with children under five due to child care issues.

So, what can you as an employer do to help? This is where Child Care Answers comes in. We offer a variety of services to educate your business leaders and your employees about improving the quality and availability of child care, including:

  • Onsite presentations and information sharing for your employees, through brown bags or benefit fair booths
  • One-on-one consultation with your employees needing child care
  • Advice for families navigating what’s “normal” with their child’s behavior according to their age and development programs, including special needs support
  • Consultation on employee-friendly work-life policies
  • How to establish or manage a subsidy program to help your employees pay for child care
  • Guidance on setting up New Mothers’ rooms to support breastfeeding
  • Considerations for starting onsite child care


As a social services partner, the families we hope to help are often the families that you hope to help. Working together, we can connect those we serve and learn more about amplifying one another’s services. We can help in a number of ways.

  • Onsite referrals – Our family engagement specialists can work with families who need help finding quality child care. If you have an event or group you feel would benefit from our services, please let us know!
  • Community fairs – We would like to participate in your next event! Through a Child Care Answers booth, we can answer questions, provide child care referrals or distribute brochures describing our services.
  • Local coalitions and community groups – If your local community group would benefit from our expertise and though partnership, we would love to participate!

Connect with Vicki

Our community engagement specialist, Vicki Lehman can meet with you to discuss your needs – just fill out our contact form to get connected.