Huffer Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a project of the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. Huffer CCR&R promotes quality child care by providing support services for families, providers and the community.
Huffer CCR&R proudly serves a ten county Service Delivery Area in east central Indiana, including: Delaware, Fayette, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Union and Wayne counties.
We are committed to providing consumer education services to families to help them understand the importance of seeing that their children are in quality environments and helping child care providers build their own personal skills and programs that reflect a positive child development knowledge base.
Huffer’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program started in December of 1992 and provided services to 2-4 counties over the next several years. The Lending Library resource center was opened in 1993. These resource materials are available for check-out to early childhood professionals who are registered with the collection and incorporate materials for curriculum development and assessment, child development, program administration, and classroom enrichment materials.
State funding has continuously shifted and this program is still functioning on a much smaller scale with support from Community Foundation and United Way.
In October of 2003, the State of Indiana restructured the CCR&R system and Huffer CCR&R grew to provide services to 10 counties of East Central Indiana. The CCR&R program delivers referrals to families, train child care providers and works with community initiatives to increase the quality of early childhood education within the 10 counties they serve.