Child Care

Finding the right child care facility for your child is important.

The location, cost, provider and programs are all important factors. Finding child care should not stop you from working or other opportunities.
There are organizations near you that can help connect you with quality, affordable child care.

MDwise promotes and participates in events around the state to help members understand their MDwise health plan and benefits. At these events, members of our outreach team can answer any questions you may have including questions about child care. To find MDwise events happening near you, visit our events calendar.

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Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description N/A Directory of qualified, family-friendly childcare centers across the United States.
Paths to Quality  800-299-1627 States across the nation are using Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to improve the quality of child care, preschool and school-age programs. Paths to QUALITY™ is the QRIS system for early care and education programs in Indiana. 
Childcare Answers 800.272.2937 Child Care Answers serves as Central Indiana’s Child Care Resource & Referral agency, otherwise known as a CCR&R. CCR&Rs work to ensure that children receive the best care possible through a variety of activities.
Childcare Aware 1-800-424-2246 Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware® of America, Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Our program also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.


Central Indiana

(Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Children’s Bureau 317-634-5050 Sign up for CCDF here.
Child Care Answers 1-800-272-2937 Child Care Answers serves as Central Indiana’s Child Care Resource and Referral agency, also known as CCR&R.

Northwest Indiana

(Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Benton, White)
Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Geminus, Child Care Resource & Referral 219-685-1500 Offer child care referrals that are individualized to meet the child and parent’s needs.

North Central Indiana

(St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Cass, Miami, Wabash)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Bona Vista/Childcare Solutions

765-452-8870 A Child Care Resource and Referral service for multiple counties.
Early Childhood Alliance 260-745-2501 Provides programs and services to meet the needs of families and children across northern Indiana.

Northeast Indiana

(LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Brightpoint 260-423-3546 Employment training, placement service and resume help. 

West Central Indiana

(Warren, Tippecanoe, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Fountain, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Chances and Services for Youth

812-232-3952 Provides childcare vouchers to pay for childcare. Also helps find affordable childcare.
Child Adult Resource Services 765-569-2076 Multiple Counties-C.A.R.S. provides services for children, families. Provide support, education and rehabilitation needs
CCDF Program
Lafayette and surrounding counties
855-228-4024 Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren & White counties.


East Central Indiana

(Howard, Tipton, Grant, Wells, Adams, Jay, Blackford, Madison, Delware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Huffer Child Care Resource & Referral

765-284-0887 Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, Inc. provides high quality early childhood care and education for all children and families throughout Delaware county and east central Indiana.


Southwest Indiana

(Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey)
Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

4C of Southern Indiana, Inc.

812-423-4008 Child care resource and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana.
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 812-435-0944 FREE high-quality early childhood education for qualifying families.

Southeast Indiana

(Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Dearborn, Ripley, Jennings, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark, Floyd, Harrison)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

4C Southern Indiana

812-423-4008 4C is a nonprofit serving as the official child care resource and referral agency for Southern Indiana. 

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