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.   

Mrs. Fischer’s Day Care Home

Organization Mrs. Fischer's Day Care Home Program Type: Home based Accreditations:   Financial ...

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

Organization My Gym Children's Fitness Center Program Type: Gym and Play Accreditations:   Financial ...

Oak Leaf Academy ⭐✅

Organization Oak Leaf Academy Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: Financial Assistance:   Calendar or ...

Oak Park Art League

Organization Oak Park Art League Program Type: Art Accreditations:   Financial Assistance:   Calendar or ...

Oak Park Building Blocks ⭐✅

Organization Oak Park Building Blocks Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: will be seeking ExceleRate Silver ...

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Prekindergarten Partnership (PKP)

Organization Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Prekindergarten Partnership (PKP) Program Type: Center ...

Oak Park Friends School ⭐✅

Program Type: Center Based, Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: None Calendar or School ...

Oak Park Fundamental Academy

Program Type: Center Based, Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: CCAP Calendar or School ...

Oak Park Gymnastics and Recreation Center

Organization Oak Park Gymnastics and Recreation Center Program Type: Gym and Play Accreditations:   Financial ...

Oak Park Montessori School FP

Organization Oak Park Montessori School FP Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: American Montessori ...

Oak Park Montessori School-OP ✅

Organization Oak Park Montessori School-OP Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: American Montessori ...

Oak Park Public Library

Organization Oak Park Public Library Program Type: Public library 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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