Iowa Child Care Resources and Referral can provide consultation to help identify and select an alternative child care arrangement. Call or email to contact a parent referral specialist:

Phone: 855-244-5301



Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)

Child Care Availability Map:

Child Care Families Provider Search

Guidance from the Iowa Department of Human Resources is being updated regularly as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds to best ensure the safety and well-being of our children. Please check the COVID-19 DHS Resources website for the most up-to-date information and resources. DHS also provides information about the three types of licensed child care types, including training and licensing requirements. You also can find reports for all DHS-licensed child care providers.