Resource Directory

The Collaboration's Early Childhood Resource Directory connects families to the information and services they need to support their children's successful development.

Early Childhood Resource Directory

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    ABC Toon Town

    ExceleRate Silver
    Location 411 South Boulevard [New location as of Fall 2016] Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 6 weeks -12 years Call: 708-848-0701 Website: http://www.abctoontown.com

    Busy Bee Learning Academy

    ExceleRate Green (Licensed) Contact: Leticia Canchola
    Location Between Washington & 290, West of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Child/Staff Ratios: 8/1 Call: 708-445-2761

    Cathy’s Day Care Home

    ExceleRate Green (Licensed) Contact: Catherine Hoffman
    Location Between Washington & 290, West of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 2 months – 6 years Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Child/Staff Ratios: 5/1 Call: 708-386-6134
    Location 7400 Augusta Street Christopher Building River Forest IL 60305 Age: 6 weeks-8 years Call: 708-209-3099 Website: http://www.cuchicago.edu

    Early Learning Development Center

    ExceleRate Green (Licensed) Contact: Jeanette Streeter
    Location Between Washington & 290, West of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1
    Location 820 Ontario St. Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 2 years-12 years Call: 708-383-1190 Website: http://www.opfbcschool.com/
    Location 848 Lake St. Oak Park IL 60301 Age: 2-6 years Call: 708-848-4910 Website: http://www.firstunitedschool.com

    Gaby’s Day Care

    ExceleRate Green (Licensed) Contact: Gabriela Serratos
    Location Between Washington & 290, East of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years Hours: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Child/Staff Ratios: 12/2 Call: 708-948-7112
    Location 1235 N. Harlem Ave. Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 9 months to 2 1/2 years and 2-5 years Call: 708-386-3937 Website: http://www.glasserpreschool.com
    Location 7200 W. Division St. Dominican University Priory Campus River Forest IL 60305 Age: 2-5 years Call: 708-714-9150 Website: http://www.dom.edu/goedert

    Honeybee Child Care

    Contact: Erika & Rosetta Abel
    Location Between Washington & 290, West of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 6 weeks – Ages: 6 years Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1 Call: 708-848-7424 Website: http://www.honeybeecdc.com
    Location 847 W. Madison St. Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 6 weeks-6 years Call: 708-445-0909 Website: http://www.littlebeginningsinc.com
    Location 171 N. Cuyler Ave. Cornerstone Church Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 6 weeks -5 years Call: 708-386-1033 Website: http://oakparkbuildingblocks.com/
    Location 1192 S. Cuyler Avenue Oak Park IL 60304 Age: 6 weeks-12 years Call: 708-247-5772 Website: http://opfs.org
    Location 1139 Randolph St. Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 2 1/2-6 years Call: 708-383-8211 Website: http://www.thedaynursery.org/
    Location North of Chicago Ave., East of East Ave. Oak Park IL Details Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years Hours: 7:00 am – midnight Child/Staff Ratios: 3/1 Call: 708-383-7209 Website: http://www.parentshelperdaycare.org
    Location 824 N. Hayes Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 4-5 years Call: 708-725-2108 Website: Park District Preschool Details
    Location 1011 S. Lombard Oak Park IL 60304 Age: 2-4 years Call: 708-725-2108 Website: Park District Preschool Details
    Location 1125 S. Kenilworth Oak Park IL 60304 Age: 4-5 years Call: 708-725-2108 Website: Park District Preschool Details
    Location 935 Woodbine Oak Park IL 60302 Age: 2-3 years Call: 708-725-2108 Website: Park District Preschool Details
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The listings in this directory include some preschools with extended day options. When exploring a school with extended hours, look at its preschool programming, as well as the quality of its child care facility.

Unless noted, all of the child care facilities listed have ongoing enrollment as long as there are openings. Please note that some programs may fill up as early as January or February for the following fall. Typically, the age eligibility listed is the child’s age as of September 1st of the upcoming school year. Many programs housed in religious institutions will give preference to members. Call for specific information if you are interested in a particular program.

By law, all child care agencies must be open to children with special needs. However, some facilities may work better for a child with special needs and this should be considered when making your decision.


While most programs start enrolling children in January/February for September, please contact programs directly for questions, enrollment options and to schedule a visit any time of year.

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The content of this directory has been compiled solely by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. The information provided herein with regard to hours and programming of listed facilities is listed as it was provided to the Collaboration. Any of the information listed herein may change at any time. The Collaboration in no way intends to convey a rating or endorsement of any provider nor to indicate that these listings are comprehensive.

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