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.   

Oak Park Public Library

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

Oak Park String Academy

Organization Oak Park String Academy Program Type: Music Accreditations:   Financial Assistance: Oak Park String ...

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts

Organization Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts Program Type: Music Accreditations:   Financial ...

Parent’s Helper Home Daycare

Organization Parent's Helper Home Daycare Program Type: Home based Accreditations: Family Child Care Credential, ...

Park District of Forest Park

Organization Park District of Forest Park Program Type: Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial ...

Park District of Forest Park

Organization Park District of Forest Park Program Type: Park Districts Accreditations:   Financial ...

Park District of Oak Park ⭐✅

Organization Park District of Oak Park Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: DPRAC: Distinguished Parks and ...

Park District of Oak Park Clubhouse

Organization Park District of Oak Park Clubhouse Program Type: Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial ...

Park District of Oak Park Preschool

- Organization Park District of Oak Park Program Type: Park Districts Accreditations: DPRAC: Distinguished Parks ...

Passport to Preschool at Magical Minds Studio

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

Peaceful Garden Children’s House

Program Type: Home based Accreditations: AMS Montessori Trained Financial Assistance:   Calendar or School ...

Peekaboo Playroom

Organization Peekaboo Playroom Program Type: Gym and Play Accreditations:   Financial Assistance:   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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