Connecting Parents and Providers.


Join the Helpline Center Database

  • Joining the Child Care Resources Database is a free and simple process. You can complete the Provider Intake Form and Permission Form, or you can contact the Child Care Resources Coordinator by dialing 211, or 605-274-1410.
  • After you have completed and returned the intake forms with a copy of your city and/or state licenses, the Child Care Resources Coordinator will enter your information into the database.
  • Once all documentation has been received, your name will be available to parents seeking referrals.

Online Provider Services

  • Online Provider Services (OPS) is a new application offered through NACCRAware that allows providers to review and update their NACCRRAware data online. The provider will also have access to files, forms, and training calendars that the Helpline uploads.
  • To view all online video tutorials, please click here.

Child Care Online

  • Child Care Online (CCO) provides parents with a “virtual” tour of child care programs, complete with pictures, descriptions, and audio recordings to help customers learn more about a particular child care provider. It allows providers the opportunity to showcase their program.

Thinking About Becoming A Child Care Provider?

  • The City of Sioux Falls has a Registration process that is mandatory for all child care providers who care for 12 or less children in their home, for any form of compensation. They are required to register with the Sioux Falls Health Department. State Registration is voluntary; the city of Sioux Falls registration is not voluntary.

Click on the link to find out more about registering with the City of Sioux Falls.

Click on the link to find out more about registering with the State of South Dakota.

Provider Resources

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware, or NACCRRA is the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and is the nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with over 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families have access to quality, affordable child care. Their mission is to lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer training to child care professionals, undertake groundbreaking research, and advocate for child care policies that will positively impact the lives of children and families. NACCRRAware is the suite of data services that the Helpline uses to generate child care referrals and reports. NACCRAware manages provider, client, and community data. Providers may use this website to find additional technical assistance for managing their Online Provider Services and Child Care Online profiles, licensing information, advocacy information, or to find child care training.