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Child Care Resource and Referral maintains a database of licensed and legally license-exempt child care providers in the counties of Will, Grundy, Kankakee, and Kendall.

CCR&R offers referrals of child care providers to parents and families, provides child care resources and technical assistance to parents, families, and child care providers

Finding quality, convenient and affordable child care is not an easy job. The resources offered by CCR&R can help parents and families feel confident and in control of making the right child care choice for their situation. Parents may call to speak to a trained Referral Specialist. The specialist can provide you with information on:

  • Locating child care providers to meet your family’s specific needs.
  • What to look for in a quality child care center or home.
  • Child development and parenting concerns, if requested.

The family will be given a list of child care providers and options tailored to their specific needs, as well as other information and resources to help them as they choose a child care provider.

CCR&R provides parents with a list of referrals only. A list will be prepared for you based upon the information you supply. We do not endorse or recommend any child care provider or program over another and we cannot guarantee the quality of any child care provider.

Child Care Resource & Referral also offers a free online childcare search. The ExceleRate Illinois Child Care Search offers families a way to find a list of child care providers 24 hours a day.

If you have any questions about the free ExceleRate Illinois Online Child Care Search or if you would like to speak to a Referral Specialist, please call (815) 741-1179 x227 or (800) 552-5526. You can also stop by our office anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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