FIND CHILD CARE
Discover your options.
Indiana’s child care resource and referral agencies provide local, helpful services to families, child care providers and communities in several ways. Indiana families have a lot of options for their children. Find out more about Indiana's safe, supportive and high-quality programs.
Search online or call us to find child care that fits your needs.
Indiana families have two easy, free services to help them find care. Visit Child Care Finder online or call the Brighter Futures Indiana staff at 1-800-299-1627 from Monday-Thursday between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. or Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Either service helps you consider program types, locations, child's age, days and times needed, schedule preferences, Paths to QUALITY™ participation and other considerations. In other words, your family’s needs drive the search.
Local Help Finding Child Care
Families can find information about the different types of child care available locally. Agencies focus on meeting your specific needs. Additionally, they can share characteristics of a quality child care program and connect families to community resources.
Community Members and Organizations can learn about the supply and demand for child care. That includes information on the types of programs available and types of programs parents are asking for. They can also help you explore the gaps between the two.
Select Your Region for Contact Information
Serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, La Grange and Steuben counties including the communities of Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, La Porte, Michigan City, Portage and Valparaiso.
Serving Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Dekalb, Fountain, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Newton, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Wabash, Warren, Wells, Whitley and White counties.
Serving Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Union, Vermillion, Vigo and Wayne counties.
Serving Crawford, Clark, Daviess, Decatur, Dearborn, Dubois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Ripley, Spencer, Scott, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington counties.