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“Together we are changing children’s outcomes.”

CCR&R promotes and facilitates affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties.

What 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.

Family Services

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
education on:

  • 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

Employer Services

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

Provider Services

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
  • Newsletters

Financial Assistance

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.

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