Child's Age Group

Your child has different emotional and developmental needs at various ages and stages. Child Care Answers can offer support and resources for you and your child, throughout each stage of development. We can also refer you to providers that meet your families’ needs, based on the age of your child and the programs they offer for that age group.


Infants & Toddlers


Preschool & Pre-K Children


Preschool & Pre-K Scholarship Programs


School-Age Children



Child Care Answers’ infant & toddler specialists offer consultation services and resources to families on a variety of issues. These impact healthy care and development for children aged zero to three.

A component of our infant & toddler services includes enhanced child care referrals for expecting parents. We start with a phone or email interview to understand your individual needs. Following that conversation, we send a list of referrals, a provider interview checklist, and literature focused on your child’s age and developmental milestones.

Our infant & toddler specialists, Lauren George or Katherine Coleman, are available to support families. To request support please fill out our contact form or call 1-800-272-2937 to request an enhanced referral.


Preschool & Pre-K Children

Looking for a place where your three-, four-, or five-year-old can learn his ABCs, as well as develop socially and emotionally? We can help! We can help you find the child care program that is just the right fit for your preschooler or Pre-Kindergartner – give us a call at 1-800-272-2937. If you prefer to do-it-yourself, you can complete an online search to find providers.


Preschool & Pre-K Scholarship Programs

On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s state funded Pre-K scholarship program for four-year-olds. Applicants must live in Marion or Bartholomew Counties (among other counties outside of Central Indiana).

Indy Preschool Program is sponsored by the City of Indianapolis for three-year-olds. Applicants must live in Marion County. Recipients can use scholarships at an approved high quality program.

To qualify for each program, families must live in have an annual income of less than 127% of the federal poverty guideline.

Our Marion County Pre-K Project Managers, Marla Segal and Joy McCall, provide services to preschool children and their families who are seeking to be a part of the On My Way Pre-K or Indy Preschool Programs in Marion County. Feel free to contact Marla at or Joy at for additional support.

Erica Woodward supports Bartholomew County residents seeking to be a part of On My Way Pre-K. You can contact Erica at (812) 260-0011 or

School-Age Children

Child Care Answers’ standard referral services extend beyond early childhood education. If you need help finding care before school, after school, or during breaks for your school-age child, we can help! Call to talk with one of our family resource specialists at 1-800-272-2937 or complete an online referral search to find providers that serve children aged 5 to 13.

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