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Mid-Sioux Service Area


Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a program to support quality child care throughout the State of Iowa.  Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is contracted to provide CCR&R services to 23 counties in Northwest Iowa.

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What are the benefits of CCR&R?

Providers receive:
  • Technical assistance and on-site consultation with Child Care Consultants to increase the quality of child care
  • Assistance in meeting State of Iowa licensing and regiatration requirements
  • Assistance with application for a rating in Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS)
  • Access to training opportunities for professional development
Famlies receive:
  • Free confidential referrals to local child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and the family
  • Guidance in what to look for in quality child care
  • Referrals to other agencies to assist in paying for early childhood care and education
Call 877-216-8481 or go to for a list of child care providers.

Employers & Communities receive:
  • Data about trends specific to local needs
  • Information regarding early childhood advocacy issues
  • Opportunties to partner with CCR&R basecd on local needs


Child Care Resource & Referral Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report