Individuals wanting to begin a child care business of their own are invited to register for “Child Care Ready,” an online instructional program offered by Iowa CCR&R (Child Care Resource & Referral).

Sessions are offered Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will learn how to navigate the Department of Human Services employment processes surrounding child care; obtain assistance in completing all required documentation and trainings to become a registered child care provider in Iowa; and obtain support of professionals in managing a child care business.

The program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Services through the Child Care Development Fund.

For questions regarding the event, or to RSVP, email Julie Davis, CCR&R Community Development Specialist, at