New In-Home Child Care Provider Incentive

Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC), Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R), and Dubuque County Board of Supervisors offer a new opportunity to address the need for child care providers in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) was awarded funding for a New Child Development Homes Initiative. This was designed to increase the number of regulated home child care providers in Dubuque County as well as the number of available quality child care spaces. Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R), in partnership with DCEC, will provide this initiative to new or unregistered child care providers in Dubuque County that commit to the registration process through the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

Program overview: each new Child Development Home that becomes registered and commits to remaining open for two years and signs the agreement will receive a total of $5,000.00 in incentives and stipends. This new program is based on a first come, first serve basis and availability of funds. The funding for this program comes from Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.

To learn more about this program, call Child Care Resource & Referral at (563) 557-1628 or email Tara Roddick at

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