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Being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. Finding quality child care for your child is one of the most important duties you will perform as a parent.  Child care is a fact of life for more than 25 million Americans with children under the age of six.   Making a child care choice is a personal issue.  Your neighbor’s need for child care may be a very different than yours.


HAWC Partnerships for Children has partnered with Child Care Resource and Referral of Northeast Iowa to help with the important decisions you need to make regarding child care for your family.  Child Care Resource and Referral offers a database of child care providers in Howard, Allamakee, Winneshiek, and Clayton counties so you can easily locate available openings in your community. Call 1-855-299-0499


The database offers information on the location of the child care providers, the times the providers are doing care, if the provider is registered with the Department of Human Services, and if the provider has openings and meets the needs of your family.


CCR&R is a community- based organization that provides assistance to families in search of Child Care and the Child Care Provider.  By providing advocacy, resources, and education, CCR&R helps meet your community’s need for affordable accessible child care. 


What is a Registered Provider? This is a person or program that is registered with the State of Iowa as an Child Development Home and provides child care for six or more children at any one time.


What is a Child Care Home? This is a person or program that is providing child care to five or fewer children at any one time and is not registered with the state of Iowa as a Child Development Home.


For more information contact the HAWC Partnerships for Children Office, 1111 Paine St., Suite H. Decorah, IA.   Child Care Consultants Susan Balk, Julie Munkel or Teri Orr will answer any question you have regarding registration or assist your search for child care.


Child Care Consultant,Supervisor Teri Orr

Phone: 563-382-4447

Cell: 563-419-5868



Child Care Consultant, Julie Munkel

Phone: 563-382-4447

Cell: 563-380-4644

Child Care Consultant, Susan Balk

Phone: 563-382-4447

Cell: 563-419-0948


Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties
1111 Paine St., Suite H, Hawkeye Plaza, Decorah, IA 52101

HAWC Partnerships for Children
Early Childhood Iowa/Decat
Phone: (563) 382-4447
Fax: (563) 382-1870

E-mail Michael at: hawcmb@neitel.net or
Meagan Hammell at: hawccl@neitel.net