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 2024-2025 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.   

First United Church Nursery School ⭐✅

Program Type: Center Based, Afterschool Accreditations: ExceleRate Gold, NAEYC Financial ...

FIT4MOM Oak Park River Forest

0--  Organization FIT4MOM  Oak Park River Forest Program Type: Community Based Accreditations:   Financial ...

Flavia Lamb Home Day Care

Organization Flavia Lamb Home Day Care Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: CCAP ...

Forest Park District 91 Preschool

Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: Financial Asistance: None Calendar or School Year? School Year Half ...

Forest Park Public Library

Organization Forest Park Public Library Program Type: Public library Accreditations:   Financial ...

Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory

Organization Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Program Type: Parks & Nature Accreditations:   Financial ...

Gaby’s Day Care

Organization Gaby's Day Care Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: CCAP (Child Care ...

Glasser Preschool ⭐✅

Organization Glasser Preschool     Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: Financial ...

Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education (Rose K. Goedert) ⭐✅

Organization Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education (Rose K. Goedert)     Program Type: Center ...

Grace Lutheran School

Organization Grace Lutheran School Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: AdvancEd Accreditation Financial ...

Har Zion Early Childhood Center ⭐✅

Organization Har Zion Early Childhood Center Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: AdvancEd ...

Harold “Hal” Tyrrell Trailside Museum

Organization Harold "Hal" Tyrrell Trailside Museum Program Type: Parks & Nature Accreditations:   Financial ...

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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