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The Early Childhood Shared Services Alliance Centers have openings in the following age groupings

Infants and Toddlers (Birth- 2 year old)

Preschool (3, 4 & 5 years old)

School Age (6 year old and up)


What is a Shared Services Alliance (SSA) Provider?
The Shared Services Alliance was formed by CCR&R to improve efficiency and allow for more attention to be centered around the children in care.

Child Care Resource & Referral's Shared Services Alliance members are committed to providing high-quality educational programs with the understanding of the importance of early care and education.

Following are the founding members of the Shared Services Alliance. We encourage you to contact them for more information or to schedule a visit. And let them know you found them through CCR&R.


3171 T Hickey Avenue, Joliet, IL  60435
Phone:  (815) 436-4024

Owner and Director:  Stephanie Collom

Founded in 1983, EduCare offers a preschool with a difference: a family-like atmosphere that offers meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment for all children that allows them to learn, grow, and achieve.

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Plainfield Center
14722 Naperville Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 577-6263

Plano Center
200 Mitchell Drive, Plano, IL 60545
Phone: (630) 552-7878

Owner: Margaret Keough
Director: Laney Keough

The mission of Grace's Place is to provide a stimulating environment where children have fun while they grow physically, emotionally, and intellectually. We are a resource for our families and our community, working together for the good of our children.



Spanish Community Center
309 N Eastern Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 727-3683

Executive Director: Veronica Gloria
Child Care Director: Maria Gudy

The Spanish Community Center is a year-round bilingual day care center providing a culturally rich diverse environment for children ages two to five years.

While learning both the English and Spanish languages, children are immersed in a well-rounded bilingual program. A creative learning curriculum is utilized to implement instructional lesson plans geared toward kindergarten-readiness.

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12030 W. 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Phone:  708-301-2311
Fax:  708-301-6761

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Owner: Dawn Soukup

As with all our schools, the staff at our The Sandbox of Homer Glen is committed to early Childhood Education.  Many of the teachers have been with working in early childhood education for over 15 years. We pride ourselves in the nurturing care we provide the children, the family friendly atmosphere, and our excellent staff.


Contact Us

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