The dark days of winter may be upon us, but we're still here to shine a light on answers to all your parenting questions. Our host of free resources can help you along your parenting journey - webinars, videos, tips sheets, and more!
financial support for families
Contact change for families with CCDF vouchers
In case you haven't heard, Children’s Bureau now serves as the intake agency for central Indiana for both CCDF vouchers and On My Way Pre-K (OMWPK). While you may be used to contacting Maximus, please direct all future inquiries to the Children's Bureau. Families in Hamilton, Hendricks, and Marion Counties can contact Children’s Bureau through a number of ways:
Call 866-287-2420. Note: Marion County residents may also call 2-1-1.
Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship TheBuild, Learn, Grow scholarship for essential workers has been extended through June 2022 AND eligibility has been broadened to most families in Indiana. Apply now to receive up to 80% coverage for child care for kids up to age 12. You must be an essential worker with family income over 128% of Federal Poverty Level.
Your Little one in Child Care
We know how hard and confusing it can be to find a child care and transition your little one there. Check out some of our latest resources to help you along your journey, including content from our Resource Center and Upcoming Workshops.
Family Newsletter in Spanish
This month's newsletter is now translated fully into Spanish. View here. Would you like us to text you future versions of our newsletter in Spanish, or do you know someone who would? Text "noticias" to 833.222.1221.
On Our YouTube Channel
We've made many of our online workshops more compact so you can get the info you need quickly and get back to spending time with your little ones. Here's just a sampling of what you can find!
Get ideas for Winter STEM Challenges in just 30 minutes!
Family and community engagement manager, Tom Taylor, shares examples of fun and creative home improvement projects that he and his wife completed with two very important helpers - their young sons.
Get ideas for things you can do in your own home and how to involve your kids in the process. More...
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Megan Day supports families, organizations, and communities where English is not the primary language. ¿Necesita ayuda an español? Por favor llene el formulario español .
Lauren George provides one-on-one support and educates families on parenting topics such as breastfeeding, toilet training, challenging behaviors, and supporting a child with special needs.
Jamie Le Sesne Spears helps families like yours find and understand what makes a quality child care program. She also helps you stay connected to your child's program to ensure the best experience for your child.
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 like yours.