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Looking for child care? Contact us today for a referral to a local program! Click on the button below to connect with a Referral Specialist here at Child Care Connection.

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Looking to complete a CDA

Child Care Connection can help navigate professionals through the eligibility and education processes for obtaining a CDA. If interested, please reach out to our Provider Services Manager, Kami McClure at 309-686-3750 x 2111 or email: KMcClure@salccc.org

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SAL Child Care Connection of Central Illinois

SAL Child Care Connection of Central Illinois focuses on finding child care tailored to meet each family's needs. As one of sixteen Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) centers in Illinois, we are able to help families determine if they qualify for child care assistance, provide training for those who work with children, recruit additional child care providers, and provide relevant consultations in child care programs within the nine counties we serve. 

Our Counties

It gives us great joy to support nine counties in central Illinois.

  • Bureau
  • Fulton
  • LaSalle
  • Marshall
  • Peoria
  • Putnam
  • Stark
  • Tazewell
  • Woodford

For Families

Families can contact us for help finding an early care and education program to meet their needs and learn about what questions to ask to ensure their child learns and grows in a quality care setting. By contacting our office, families can receive personalized referrals based on program, location, rates, or specific family needs, and talk with a specialist to determine if your family qualifies for payment assistance through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

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For Providers

Licensed and license-exempt child care centers and family child care providers can access a variety of free and low-cost resources through our office for support. We offer free support from our quality team, year-round training sessions and workshops, technical assistance, start-up information for providers looking to provide child care, and on-site resources that will help you offer the best care possible to the families you serve.

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