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Child Care Resource & Referral
801 N. Larkin Ave., Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435

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Provider Services


Welcome to Provider Services

 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is dedicated to suporting Early Childhood Care & Education and School Age & Youth professionals. Benefits to providers/programs listed with CCR&R include:


Services Available:

  • Training Opportunities Dealing with Topics Related to Early Childhood Care & Education and School Age & Youth. Some examples: CPR/First Aid, Infant/Toddler training, Curriculum, School Age training,etc...
  • Series Training such as Program for Infant/Todldler Caregiving (PITC), Working with Families, ECE Level One Credential training and Illinois School Age & Youth Level One Credential training.
  • CCR&R is able to provide some on-line training through CCEI ( Child Care Education Institute).
  • Training that is required to apply for the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS ExceleRate Illinois).
  • Available to provide a specific training to a child care program through a "training package". This particular service has an additional fee.
  • Scholarships Available: To achieve Early Childhood Credentials, Program Accreditation, and other Early Childhood professional development opportunities.
  • Providers listed on the CCR&R database are eligible to apply for Quality Imporvement Funds to work toward/maintain ExceleRate Illinois.
  • E-Newsletters and training information provided to family child care providers and child care centers on the CCRR&R database for free.
  • Technical assistance available to providers regarding Early Childhood Care & Education issues/concerns. Information is also available on School Age program issues/concerns.
  • Regarding technical assistance and training we have specialists available with specific expertise: ECE Mental HealthConsultant, Infant/Toddler Specialist, Quality Rating Specialist.
  • Providers can update their program information and vacancies by clicking here. 

If you have questions about any of these services for child care providers, please call (815) 741-1163 extension 226.


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