Learn About CCR&R

What is Child Care Resource & Referral?

Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 social service agency. The agency is a part of a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Our office serves the Illinois counties of Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island, and Warren. The focus of Child Care Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois is on connecting families with child care that is tailored to meet their individual needs, helping families determine if they qualify for assistance in paying for child care, providing training for those who work with children, recruiting additional child care providers and providing relevant consultations in child care programs.  The agency is also proud to be a champion for the needs of children, families and early care and education professionals.

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Child Care Assistance Program

Assistance in paying for child care is available to those who qualify. Learn more about this program, who qualifies, and being a CCAP provider.

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Find Quality Child Care

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a family makes. We can help you learn more about what to look for in high quality care and work with you to connect to referrals for care.

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Training & Technical Assistance

Learn more about training and technical assistance that will help you navigate your career as an early care and education professional.

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Quality Improvement Supports

Our Quality Specialist Team offers support, training, consultation and resources to assist providers in understanding recognition and quality improvement, as well as participating in ExceleRate Illinois. Connect with them today!

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Starting a Child Care Business

Interested in starting a child care business? Our retention & recruitment services can help to direct you to the information you need to provider care, connect you with resources to be successful. Let us be a support as you move forward in this career path!

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Funded by IDHS, CCR&R provides grant funds designed to assist child care programs in improving program quality, achieve or advance an ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality, and support individual child care practitioners working to continue their professional development.

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