Many families in our area are struggling to find high quality child care. In Indiana, 66% of children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care. When searching for child care providers, many families are overwhelmed with the challenges which can include health and safety issues, kindergarten preparation, extended hours, special needs, or part-time care.
To assist parents in this important decision, Indiana has launched Paths to QUALITY™ – a voluntary child care quality rating and improvement system. All families now have a resource to help them to identify the child care that best suits their needs.
SIEOC Child Care Resource & Referral is the local, non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral agency in this community. We offer free resources and information to assist families, child care providers, and communities.
Since every family’s situation is unique, Paths to QUALITY can assist your families with finding the type of child care services that work for them. You have an opportunity to support them by ensuring they are aware of all of the free resources available to them and by giving them a tool to use in making child care choices. We can provide you with free materials describing our services, as well as the Paths to QUALITY program.
By sharing information about each other’s organization and programs, we can provide even better service to the families in our community.
Please visit www.childcareindiana.org to learn more about SIEOC Child Care Resource & Referral and Paths to QUALITY.