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We are working hard this summer for families, child care providers, employers, and all of you who support them. Be on the lookout for some exciting news about Child Care Answers later this month. In the meantime, take a look below at all of the resources we have available for you.

Indiana’s Build, Learn, Grow scholarship program is offering families of essential workers tuition scholarships for their children’s early care and education, summer learning, and before- and after-school programs. These are being offered by the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning to help support Hoosier families in connecting to high-quality learning opportunities. Families classified as essential workers with qualifying income can receive scholarships for each child age 0-12 in their household. Scholarships will cover up to 80% of tuition for early care and education, summer learning and before- and after-school care from May-October 2021. Learn more or download one of the below flyers to share with those you serve.

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Partner Workshops

Did you know that we work with dozens of community partners to present workshops and webinars focusing on children? If you're interested in presenting to our audiences, contact us. Or, join us for one of our upcoming events listed below!

  • Cultivating Early Childhood Action: No Small Matter Documentary Viewing and Local Early Childhood Expert Panel with Ivy Tech. July 15. 1-3:30pm. Zoom. Register.
  • Mental Health 101: Supportive strategies for all youth!. July 20. 11am-12:00pm. Register.
  • Effects of Trauma on Children with Families First. August 10. 1:00-2:30pm. Zoom. Register.
We have many more workshop opportunities for families this summer, so check our full website calendar.

We also record all of our webinars and post to our YouTube channel. If you're interested in topics such as childhood vaccinations and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, we have a video for you!

Share us with your "friends"

We're pretty proud of the free services that we provide. We rely on partners like you to spread the word about how we can help, and we want to make it as easy for you as possible with these resources. 

Feel free to print and post these mini-posters around your office or anywhere your clients and employees may find it useful. They're also available in Spanish. We're here to help!

Keep an eye on our social media channels for opportunities to share or retweet information that your audiences will find valuable.
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Partner Spotlight

We are honored to have been featured by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in a recent blog post, highlighting CCA as a model for working with local chambers to support the workforce with child care challenges. We couldn't have done it without the support and partnership of Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce and OneZone Chamber

Interested in partnering with us to support local employers and businesses? Fill out our Community Information Form.

Support us while you shop

Child Care Answers is a part of the Kroger Community Rewards program. Go to kroger.com to link Child Care Answers of Central Indiana to your rewards card, and we'll get a percentage of your purchase! We have also seen success with the Amazon Smile program. It's not too late to sign up for Amazon Smile and list CCA as your charity of choice.

Team Member Updates

We are thrilled to welcome our new Bilingual Familiy & Community Engagement Specialist, Megan Day. Megan is relocating back home to Indianapolis from San Antonio, Texas. She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in Spanish and psychology. Megan most recently worked as a teacher leader at KIPP University Preparatory High School.  

We are also looking for volunteers with experience in finance or other professional expertise to join our board. If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Executive Director Mollie Smith at mollies@childcareanswers.org.

Our emails have changed! As we prepare for a BIG announcment next month, our email addresses have now all changed to childcareanswers.org. You can also reach our Community Engagement Specialist at her new email address at vickil@childcareanswers.org. Please make a note in your address books.

We're here to help!

Although our offices are closed, we're still available virtually! Complete our Community Information Form if you'd like to connect! You also use this form to subscribe to future newsletters and community updates.

We are also available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm at 317.636.5727. We will be closed July 5 for the Independence Day holiday.

Megan Day supports families, organizations, and communities where English is not the primary language. ¿Necesita ayuda an español? Por favor llene el formulario español . 
India Green creates connections, educates, and delivers resources to those who can have a system-wide effect on quality early care and education. This includes community and economic organizations and local businesses and policymakers. 
Vicki Lehman fosters relationships with local organizations who also support families and children. She also educates on the importance of early care and education and the services we provide to our broader Central Indiana community. 
Tom Taylor leads Child Care Answers' Family & Community Engagement team. His influence reaches to businesses and employers, policymakers, community agencies, and, of course, Central Indiana families. 
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