Child Care Training & Grants

Child Care Training & Grants

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

  • Preschool tuition for income-eligible families with children age three to five who attend preschools that meet quality standards.
  • Professional development support for child care providers, including trainings, and best practice series classes.
  • Quality improvement and infant capacity to child care centers and home care providers.

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.

Choosing Quality Child Care (PDF)
Iowa’s Quality Rating System for Child Care (PDF)
Why Become Registered: Benefits of Becoming a Registered Home Provider (PDF)

For more information and resources about opening a Child Care Center or starting a Child Development Home please visit: How to Provide Child Care in Your Home