CCR&R promotes and facilitates affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties.
Who is CCR&R
Founded in January, 1991, CCR&R serves Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties as part of the Illinois Statewide CCR&R System of IDHS. Started with the United Way of Will County as its fiscal agent, CCR&R is a not for- profit agency providing services to families, child care providers, and employers.
Parents seeking child care may call the convenient child care referral toll free number and speak to a child care specialist who will offer comprehensive consumer
- Child Care Options
- Child Development
- Licensing Regulations
- Quality Indicators
- Financial Assistance
Parents receive referrals, NOT RECOMMENDATIONS, to child care providers that may meet their identified needs. CCR&R has over 1,000 different child care providers listed on its database:
- Infant through School Age Care
- Center Based
- Home Based
- Full/Part Time
Many employers are realizing that providing child care benefits to their employees lowers absenteeism, increases productivity and improves morale while enhancing corporate image. CCR&R assists employers by providing:
- Enhanced Resource and Referral Services
- On-site Work and Family Presentations
- Ongoing Support
Providing child care is both challenging and rewarding. CCR&R is dedicated to supporting child care professionals. Benefits to providers listed with CCR&R include:
- Information & resources on starting a Child Care Business
- Program Referrals
- Training Opportunities
- Group Training Packages
- Technical Assistance
- Mentor Network
- Training & Accreditation Scholarships
- Resource Center Membership
For those individuals who are not child care providers but would like to receive the provider services listed, annual membership to CCR&R may be purchased. Membership benefits include use of resource centers, newsletters, training calendars and free workshops.
Individuals who are income eligible and are working or enrolled in an approved education/training program are eligible for assistance in their child care payments. CCR&R partners with the Department of Human Services in assisting Illinois families with their financial child care needs.