DCEC was awarded funding for a New Child Development Homes Initiative. This was designed to increase the number of regulated home child care providers in Dubuque County as well as the number of available quality child care spaces. CCR&R, in partnership with DCEC, will provide this initiative to new or unregistered child care providers in Dubuque County that commit to the registration process through the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

Program overview: each new Child Development Home that becomes registered and commits to remaining open for 2 years and signs the agreement will receive a total of $5,000.00 in incentives and stipends. This new program is based on a first-come, first-serve basis, and availability of funds. The funding for this program comes from Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.

To learn more about this program, call  (563) 557-1628 or visit:  www.dcearlychild.org.