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Child's Age Group

Your child has different emotional and developmental needs at various ages and stages. Child Care Answers can offer support and resources for you and your child, throughout each stage of development. We can also refer you to providers that meet your families’ needs, based on the age of your child and the programs they offer for that age group.

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Infants & Toddlers

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Preschool & Pre-K Children

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Preschool & Pre-K Scholarship Programs

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School-Age Children

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INFANTS & TODDLERS

Child Care Answers’ infant & toddler specialists offer consultation services and resources to families on a variety of issues that impact healthy care and development for children aged zero to three.

A component of our infant & toddler services includes enhanced child care referrals for expecting parents, starting with a phone or email interview to understand your individual needs. Following that conversation, we send a list of referrals, a provider interview checklist, and literature focused on your child’s age and developmental milestones.

To request support from one of our infant & toddler specialists, Lauren George or Katherine Coleman , please fill out our contact form or call 1-800-272-2937 to request an enhanced referral.

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Preschool & Pre-K Children

Looking for a place where your three-, four-, or five-year-old can learn his ABCs, as well as develop socially and emotionally? We can help! We can help you find the child care program that is just the right fit for your preschooler or Pre-Kindergartner – give us a call at 1-800-272-2937. If you prefer to do-it-yourself, you can complete an online search to find providers.

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Preschool & Pre-K Scholarship Programs

Current scholarship programs offered include On My Way Pre-K , which is Indiana’s state funded Pre-K program for four-year-olds, and Indy Preschool Program, which is sponsored by the City of Indianapolis for three-year-olds. To qualify for each program, families must live in Marion County and have an annual income of less than 127% of the federal poverty guideline. Scholarships can be used at an approved high quality program.

Our Child Care Answers’ Pre-K Project Manager, Marla Segal, provides services to preschool children and their families who are seeking to be a part of the On My Way Pre-K or Indy Preschool Programs. Feel free to contact Marla for additional support.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

On My Way Pre-K is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year through March 31, 2017.

School-Age Children

Child Care Answers’ standard referral services extend beyond early childhood education. If you need help finding care before school, after school, or during breaks for your school-age child, we can help! Call to talk with one of our family resource specialists at 1-800-272-2937 or complete an online referral search to find providers that serve children aged 5 to 13.

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