Provider Services

Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections program, also known as Child Care Aware® Region 2, Provides many services to help child care professionals succeed at their business.  Check-out all we do by following the links!

Improve the quality of your child care business

Professional Development

CCR&R provides in-service training and professional development for early childhood professionals.  You can find information about our regular training listings, on-site trainings, online trainings,  higher education, special events, core competencies, CDA, and the Director’s Credential in this section.

Quality Initiatives

Join a quality project and receive a year’s worth of special support and assistance for free!  Many have stipends or grants attached.   Projects change year to year so visit this section for the latest opportunities!

Support the unique needs of your business


Save Money, Save Time with a Professional Membership!  Members save money on trainings and more.  Visit this section to learn more!

Referral & Marketing

The Referral Service helps spread the word and keeps your vacancies filled.  This free service works best with frequent updating.  Learn more in this section.

Coaching & Technical Assistance

As a child care professional, you may run into a situation that is difficult to resolve. Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections Program Specialists are ready to help you tackle these situations and answer questions to help you provide a high quality learning environment for any age.  Visit this section to learn more about this free service.

Mini Learning Experiences

Mini Learning Experiences are fun experiences for the children in your care and a learning opportunity for yourself or your teachers.  Visit this section to learn more!

Workroom – Laminating, Accu-cut & Binding

Keep previous creations safe, create new experiences and keep your business organized.  Learn more in this section!

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