Child Care Resource and Referral, Fox Cities (CCR&R) helps families take the guesswork out of choosing child care by providing unbiased referrals to families looking for child care and education on what to look for. CCR&R referral services are not limited to a list of available child care programs in the area, but also includes education about child care, especially the indicators of high quality child care, how to select a program that meets family needs and referrals to other community resources. CCR&R also provides technical assistance and education on a wide variety of early childhood development topics CCR&R, in partnership with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) offers special programs for Military Families. CCR&R provides and entry point into the early care and education profession through:
•Free Business Start-up Sessions
•Expert Technical Assistance
•Child Care Pre-Licensing
•Child Care Certification
•Professional Resource Lending Library
•Child Care Job Line
CCR&R also provides training and professional development on a variety of topics including:
•Shaken Baby and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
•Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
•The Pyramid Model (SEFEL)
•Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales
•Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter Training
•Darkness to Light ~ Stewarts of Children
Child Care Resource and Referral services were mandated by Congress to: “Provide comprehensive consumer information on child care to parents and the public and activities that increase the quality and availability of child care in the United States”.
Each year, CCR&R’s across America:
•Help more than 7 million families find and evaluate child care
•Train over 500,000 child care providers
•Create 450,000 new child care spaces
•Work in their communities to identify child care needs and create solutions.
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R), Fox Cities is one of 8 regional non-profit CCR&R agencies in Wisconsin. Each agency is independently operated and governed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteer business and community members. CCR&R is a member of the statewide Supporting Families Together Association (S.F.T.A) www.supportingfamiliestogether.org and the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) http://www.naccrra.org. CCR&R Fox Cities: www.ccrrfoxvalley.org
Our Mission is to provide services to increase community awareness and to enhance the quality and availablity of child care.