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Child Care Resources

Child Care Resource & Referral provides services to child care providers, families, and children by promoting and facilitating affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee Counties. CCR&R is a non-profit agency.

The Parent Referral Department assists families looking for child care by providing a list of referrals, not recommendations, of child care providers who meet the families’ specific needs. Employer services are also available, such as enhanced referral services, on-site presentations, and ongoing support benefits for employees. The Parent Referral Department can be reached at: 1-800-552-5526

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is available to families who are income eligible and are working or attending an approved education and training program. The CCAP Department can be reached at: (800) 641-4622

The Training Department provides support and training to child care providers and those interested in becoming providers. The Training Department can be reached at (815) 741-1163, option 5.

The Social-Emotional Learning Facilitation Program (SELF) offers child care homes and centers the support of professional consultants regarding behavioral issues with children they serve. The SELF Program can be reached at (815) 741-1163, option 6.

Quality Child Care Checklist

Here is a list of questions to consider when evaluating child care for your child. Certain questions may be more or less important to you depending on your priorities for your child’s care.


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