Child Care Families: Provider Search

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How to Find a Child Care Provider to Meet Your Needs

For the search to work you must at least enter something in the "Search by Name" or "Search by Location" box. Then you may narrow your search by adding as many other conditions as you like to locate a child care provider that will meet your needs.

If you enter a ZIP code or an address and city the search will locate providers within a certain distance of that ZIP code or address. You can specify the distance in the "Select Distance" dropdown.

When you are through, click the Search button at the bottom of the screen to locate child care providers that meet your requirements.

To erase all your requirements and start over, click the Clear button.


This website is NOT intended to be used as a referral source.  For further assistance in finding a child care provider who can meet the unique needs of your family, please contact the Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) serving the county you live in by using either their state website at or call (toll free) 855-244-5301.

If you have questions about any of these providers, you can also contact the DHS Centralized Child Care Assistance Unit in Des Moines by email at or call (toll free) 866-448-4605.

For more information about Quality Ratings, click this link

For information about the different types of child care providers operating in Iowa, click here

For information about whether a child care provider has had a complaint or compliance report filed with DHS, click this link: