Child Care Training & Grants

Child Care Training & Grants

Through Child Care Resource & Referral, Dubuque County Early Childhood offers the following programs/services:

  • Preschool tuition and transportation support for income-eligible families with children age three to five who attend preschools that meet quality standards.
  • Respite program with quality child care options for at-risk families.
  • Professional development support for child care providers, including trainings, best practice series classes, and conferences.
  • Quality improvement, infant capacity, and safety program grants to child care centers and home care providers.
  • Stipends and award programs for child care providers who meet certain quality-based standards.

For more information – including program guidelines and applications – contact the Dubuque office of Child Care Resource & Referral at (563) 557-1628 or (866) 296-5331, 2728 Asbury Road, Suite 215, Dubuque, IA 52001,

The following are brochures and resource materials related to programs/services at Child Care Resource & Referral and on quality child care matters.

Respite Program (PDF)
Choosing Quality Child Care (PDF)
Iowa’s Quality Rating System for Child Care (PDF)
What’s in it for Me? Benefits of Becoming a Registered Home Provider (PDF)