The following just-in-time child-care resources can help you coordinate alternative child care arrangements in response to COVID-19 school closings.
- Handicare, Inc.: Providing back-up care for well children in a center-based setting
- Caring Hands & More Inc.: Providing back-up care for well and mildly ill children in their homes
- College Sitter Contact
For more information, please follow this link: https://hr.uiowa.edu/well-being/family-services/child-care/just-time-child-care-resources
Resources listed under “Child Care”:
Iowa Child Care Resources and Referral can provide consultation to help identify and select an alternative child care arrangement. Call or email to contact a parent referral specialist:
DHS also provides information about the three types of licensed child care types, including training and licensing requirements. You also can find reports for all DHS-licensed child care providers.
211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, and more. It’s a one-stop source of information. You can explore their website for specific resources or speak/text with a staff member (https://www.211iowa.org/contact-us/).