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What is a Shared Services Alliance 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.


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