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Child Care Connection is happy to assist you and your family in the important decision of choosing quality child care. A Referral Specialist will be in contact with you to discuss child care options including: location, siblings together in care, costs, transportation, licensing and quality ratings.

Referrals include:

  • Information on child care options
  • Child Care Assistance Program Support in paying for child care
  • Vacancy checks for child care openings
  • Guidance on using a family, friend or neighbor as your child care provider
  • Resources and Information on quality child care benchmarks in Illinois
  • Tips on interviewing child care programs
  • Connection to local and state resources for parents of children with special needs
  • Information on child care licensing by the IL Dept of Children and Family Services

Child Care Referral Form