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Financial Assistance:
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Phone hours

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Monday through Friday

(815) 741-4622 In Joliet
(800) 641-4622 Outside Joliet

Fax: 815-741-1170

Walk-in hours 

Monday through Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Please see the Financial Assistance page for current State of Illinois Child Care Assistance guidelines. Payment Updates for Providers
Please call (217) 524-9041.


Child Care Referrals
and Community Resource

Phone hours

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday through Friday

(815) 741-1179 In Joliet
(800) 552-5526 Outside Joliet

Events/Trainings Calendar

Click here to learn about more upcoming trainings and events.

*All sessions require pre-registration.

Click here for more information and to register.


"Together we are changing children's outcomes."

Our 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

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Important Announcement Regarding Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP):

Required health, safety and child development training enhancements

The deadline for completion of all required Health, Safety and Child Development training under the Child Care Assistance Program is September 30, 2018. Please click below to download the full bulletin in English or Spanish.


We are here to assist you. Please ask us for more information.

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Attention Child Care Providers of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) 

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), in partnership with CCR&R, is hosting Free Child Safety Days on select Thursdays and Saturdays in August and September across the state! Come get CPR/First Aid certified and receive Child Abuse/Neglect Mandated Reporter training for free in one place at one time.

Register Today!

Call Child Care Resource & Referral at 815-741-1163, Ext. 226 or email


CCR&R offers a free online child care referral service.

Click below to access.



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Child Care Resource & Referral
801 North Larkin Avenue Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435
In Joliet:(815)741-1163 -or- TTY (815)741-1692