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We provide resources that meet your identified needs
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Contact a Family Engagement Specialist at 800-886-3952
CASY is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving your community.
We promote quality child care and early learning experiences for all children.
One of the most important things that families can do to help children grow and develop in many different areas is to engage in active, meaningful conversations with them. Through acknowledging and engaging baby’s babbles, a toddler's first words, simple sentences from preschoolers, and deeper conversations with school-agers, families can foster their child’s language development and prepare them for respectful social interactions throughout life.
Join the CASY Family Engagement Specialists for this discussion on meaningful conversations with children of all ages during this month's webinar.
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Intake offices
The Child Care and Development Fund is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care.
For assistance with CCDF vouchers, contact your local intake office, listed below.
Automated Health Systems 855-533-7342: Delaware and Vigo
Children's Bureau 866-287-2420: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Park, Sullivan and Vermillion
Children's Bureau 866-494-5330: Bartholomew, Brown, Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne
Maximus 833-946-8253: Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby
For further information on CCDF, click here
How to find a Quality Child Care Program
Choosing a child care program for your child is a critically important, yet highly personal decision. But just how do you go about making this decision? Visiting and observing in classrooms will give the most insight into the ins and outs of the programs you are considering. Additionally, interviewing current parents about their experience at the program provides a parent’s perspective that a tour cannot.
Here are some important factors to consider as you visit programs to find the one that suits your family and supports your child’s learning, growth, and development. Click here to read more.
14 Ways to Show Your Child Love: Valentine's Day and Every Day
One of the most important parts of parenting is also the sweetest: showing your child plenty of love and affection.
It has a nurturing effect on their physical, emotional, and social development and is one of the most powerful ways we can help them thrive.
Kindness: How a Simple Act Can Make a Big Difference
Make Animal Music
There are lots of ways to be playful and support your child’s learning. Here are some ideas for how to connect children’s love of animals to musical exploration.
Plastic Wrap Painting
This is one of my favorite process art activities. Since it works best if you apply the paint and water fast and generously, it is a great way to loosen up tight painters! The result is a really unique and beautiful patterned paper. Check out the steps here.
Cooking With Preschoolers
Cooking can help young kids learn by practicing some basic math concepts and building language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. Click here for ideas & benefits.