Indiana Family Services launches website to help families find quality child care

Sourced from Dubois County Free Press

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced the launch of an online tool to assist families in finding child care and early education providers for their children throughout the state.

ChildCareFinder.IN.gov, one of several online enhancements FSSA is making to help people find services in their area, will allow families to perform detailed searches to help them find child care to meet their needs.

“We know that finding convenient, safe and reliable child care is critical in helping parents get to work and perform their jobs effectively,” said FSSA Secretary Dr. John J. Wernert. “We also know that finding resources to identify child cares based on all those factors has not always been easy for parents and guardians in Indiana. That’s why we’ve worked hard to make Child Care Finder as useful to families as possible.”

Child Care Finder allows families to search licensed providers, registered ministries and exempt providers by numerous, important parameters, including location, type of provider, hours, licensing status and whether or not the provider participates in Paths to Quality, Indiana’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system.

In addition, families can find inspection reports and any validated complaints or enforcement actions for each provider they search. Click here to find a short video providing detailed instructions on how to use the new site.