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Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a family makes. You want your child in a safe, caring environment that is regulated and where your child will be engaged in learning and embraced as the individual he or she is.
At Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois, we want to help you make an informed decision. When you call, our Parent Specialist will ask you a number of questions to help us identify your family’s needs and the child care providers that are most likely to meet those needs. She will also share information with you about questions to ask when you interview a provider, what to look for to determine the quality of the care provided, and the differences between family child care and a child care center. She will also send you more information about quality child care and other information to help you make that informed decision.
All referrals are referrals and not recommendations; we cannot insure the quality of any program on our database. We do not monitor the programs, and the programs self-report the information we collect. We do not go into homes or centers to verify the information they provide us. It is up to you, the parent, to make one of the most important decisions on the placement that best matches your child and family values and needs. We encourage you to evaluate and screen each program. We also recommend that you visit at least three programs so that you have a base for comparison.
If you wish, you may do your child care provider search online by clicking on "Search Online" above. Our Parent Specialist will follow up with you to find out if there is anything further we can do to help you in your child care search.
If you need help paying for child care, you may be eligible for help through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Click here for more information.