Early Childhood Resource Directory

The information below has been compiled solely by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. All the information regarding hours and programming of facilities is what was shared with usbut it may have changed since we last updated the listing. We do not rate or endorse any provider, and our listings may not be comprehensive. If you see information that is inaccurate or missing, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Click on any resource to see more information about the organization. 

View the PDF Version of the 2021-2022 Early Childhood Resource Directory.

While exploring the listings, you may have questions about licensing, the Illinois quality rating system for early childhood programs, or just best practices for choosing a child care providerGet started here. In addition to filtering by accreditation below, you can also search Excelerate accredited programs across Illinois by zip code on the Illinois Cares for Kids Website.   

Busy Bee Learning Academy

Organization The Busy Bee Learning Academy Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial ...

Candy Montanez Home Day Care

Organization Candy Montanez Home Day Care Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial ...

Cast Water Safety

Organization CAST Water Safety Foundation Program Type: Swim Description Drowning is the leading cause of death ...

Cathy’s Day Care Home

Organization Cathy's Day Care Home Program Type: Home based Accreditations: Financial Assistance: Calendar or ...

Chicago Family Doulas

Organization Chicago Family Doulas Program Type: Education and wellness for ...

Concordia University Early Childhood Education Center ⭐

Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: ExceleRate Gold, NAEYC, National Lutheran Schools Association Financial ...

Cristy’s Home Daycare

Organization Cristy's Home Daycare Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: CCAP (Child ...

De Maira Dance Studio

Organization De Maira Dance Studio Program Type: Dance Accreditations:   Financial Assistance:   Calendar or ...

Early Learning Development Center

Organization Early Learning Development Center Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial ...

Fenwick High School Summer Swim Classes

Organization Fenwick High School Summer Swim Classes Program Type: Swim Accreditations:   Financial ...

First Baptist Church of Oak Park After School

Organization First Baptist Church of Oak Park Program Type: Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial ...

First Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten ⭐✅

5Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: Financial Assistance: CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) Calendar ...

The Early Childhood Resource Directory listings that have a ⭐ are the centers and partners that are part of our Developmental Screening Project. Learn more about the Developmental Screening Project

Listings that have a ✅ are centers that participate in the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s free Hearing and Vision Screening services

The Early Childhood Resource Directory is sponsored in part by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park-River Forest

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