Matching Families With The Best Possible Child Care Programs
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is an information and referral service for families, child care providers, employers and communities.
Child Care Resource & Referral provides consumer education resources designed to assist families in selecting a provider, tips on how to make child care arrangements work successfully, and summaries of DCFS licensing standards for child care in Illinois. It offers child care providers a free listing on the CCR&R referral database and statistical data on child care services (i.e., provider fees, local supply and demand, etc.).
Another major focus of CCR&R programs is to improve and ensure the accessibility and availability of quality child care. CCR&R offers educational training and support services to early childhood providers including technical assistance, a resource lending library, training workshops, and professional development opportunities for child care providers through funds available for tuition and conferences. On the community level, CCR&R sponsors literacy activities and recruitment, makes available center licensing summary, and provides statistical and geographical data and information for policy makers about child care issues.
CCR&R Southern Region
Looking for child care?
Children’s Home & Aid CCR&R Southern now offers a free online child care search. The Quality Counts Online Child Care Search offers families an easy way to find a list of child care providers in your area.
CCR&R Metropolitan Chicago Region
CCR&R is offered in the Metropolitan Chicago Region, which offers educational training and support services to early childhood providers, in partnership with Illinois Action for Children. For more information about CCR&R in the Metropolitan Region, please call 847-640-9590.