How to Start Connections for Child Care Centers

Links to key child care business websites and organizations – for new providers.

Here is a comprehensive listing of websites and organizations that can assist you as a new provider. We do our best to keep these links current but some links may no longer be active. First Children’s Finance does not endorse or recommend any information you may receive from the websites and organizations listed here.

For state specific information:

North Dakota
South Dakota


Child Care Organizations

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Links to your state and local child care resource and referral agency that will refer parents to your program and offers training and other services for providers.


Government Agencies

Child and Adult Care Food Program
Lists your state agency that administers this nutrition program that will reimburse you for serving nutritious food. Contact them to get the names of the local Food Program sponsors in your area that can enroll you in this program.

Internal Revenue Service

Here you can download copies of all IRS forms and publications

State Child Care and Development Funds

State contacts for the program that assists low income families with child care costs. Contact them if you want to promote your program to subsidized families.