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The Collaboration's Early Childhood Resource Directory connects families to the information and services they need to support their children's successful development.
Preschool: 9:00-11:30 am, 1:00-3:30 pm
Kindergarten: 8:45-11:45 am or 8:45 am-3:15 pm Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care: 6 weeks-8 years; 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meets NAEYC optimal standards • After school care available (K-2nd grade) • Applications accepted on last Wednesday in February for preschool • License-exempt Religious Lutheran school that chooses to be licensed; National Lutheran School Association Accredited • Ongoing registration for full-time programs • Toilet training required for children ages 3+ • 192 total slots available • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1 (age 2); 5/1 (age 3); 6/1 (ages 4-6) • Financial aid available • License-exempt but chooses to carry DCFS license • Open house on 3rd Tuesday in January • Optional 2-hour Lunch Bunch available • Toilet training required for ages 3+ • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: 2-5 years; 8:30-11:00 am; 12:00-2:30 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meet NAEYC optimal standards • Extended day option (8:30 am 1:15 pm); Financial aid available • Ongoing enrollment • Religious Jewish preschool open to all regardless of religious affiliation • Parent/caregiver-child classes available for children age 9 months to 2 1/2 years • Toilet training not required • 78 total slots available • NAEYC-Accredited
Preschool: 2-5 years; 7:00 am-12:30 pm, 3 days or 5 days
Part-Time/Full-Time Child Care: 7:00 am-6:00 pm, 3 days or 5 days
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: Meets NAEYC optimal standards • Program of Dominican University • Toilet training required for children age 3+ • 92 total slots available • NAEYC-accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Subsidized Preschool: 3 years-5 years; 8:00 am-11:30 am or 12:00-3:30 pm
Child/Staff Ratios: 13/2 • Must reside in West Suburban Cook County • No cost to income-eligible families • Ongoing enrollment • 26 slots available for AM classes, 26 slots availble for PM classes • Toilet training highly recommended • NAEYC-Accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Full-Time/Part-Time Child Care: Ages 2 1/2-6 years; 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Accepts Child Care Assistance Program • Child/Staff Ratios: 7/1 • Illinois State funded Preschool for All program • Designed to meet the needs of children and families with stress/risk factors; developmental screening, parent interview used to determine eligibility • Sliding fee scale • Toilet training required • 77 total slots available • NAEYC-accredited and Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: 2-5 years; 2 1/2 and 4-hour options, M-Th
Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1 (age 2); 8/1 (age 4) • Early Start option 8:00-8:45 am • Financial aid available • Friday enrichment option • January registration • Toilet training required for children age 3+ • 88 Total slots available • NAEYC-accredited, Gold ExceleRate Circle of Quality rating
Preschool: 2-5 years; 8:30-3:30 pm; days/times vary by age
Child/Staff Ratios: 4/1 (age 2); 8/1 (ages 3-5) • License-exempt preschool with some Jewish observance • Ongoing registration • Reggio-inspired school, summer camp available • Mom & Tot class for children under age 2 • NAEYC and Kehillah accredited
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.
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.