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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West Central Indiana | East Central Indiana | Southwest IndianaSoutheast Indiana
 

Statewide

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
ChildcareCenter.us N/A childcarecenter.us Directory of qualified, family-friendly childcare centers across the United States.
Paths to Quality  800-299-1627 childcareindiana.org 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 childcareanswers.com 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 childcareaware.org 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 childrensbureau.org Sign up for CCDF here.
Child Care Answers 1-800-272-2937 childcareanswers.com 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 ccrr.geminus.org 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 bvchildcaresolutions.org A Child Care Resource and Referral service for multiple counties.
Early Childhood Alliance 260-745-2501 ecalliance.org 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 mybrightpoint.org 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 casyonline.org Provides childcare vouchers to pay for childcare. Also helps find affordable childcare.
Child Adult Resource Services 765-569-2076 cars-services.org 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 childrensbureau.org 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

800-554-9331
765-284-0887
hufferccrr.org 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.org Child care resource and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana.
 

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 child-care.org 4C is a nonprofit serving as the official child care resource and referral agency for Southern Indiana. 
Community Action Partnership of Southern Indiana 812-288-6451 casi1.org The Early Head Start Program offers comprehensive child development services to low income pregnant mothers and families with infants and young children, birth to age 3. The Early Head Start home-based program supports children and their families through 90 minute home visits, once a week, and group socializations experiences, twice a month.

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