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.   

Pilgrim Community Preschool ⭐✅

Organization Pilgrim Community Nursery School Program Type: Center Based Accreditations: NAEYC Financial ...

Prairie Home Kids ⭐

Organization Prairie Home Kids Program Type: Home based, Afterschool Accreditations:   Financial ...

Quetzali Spanish Immersion Child Care

Organization Quetzali Spanish Immersion Day Care, Pre/Play-School and E-Learning Micro-School Program Type: Home ...

River Forest Community Center

Organization River Forest Community Center Program Type: Community Based ...

River Forest Community Center @ Oak Park River Forest High School ⭐✅

Organization River Forest Community Center @ Oak Park River Forest High School Program Type: Center ...

River Forest Community Center Early Childhood Learning Center ⭐✅

Organization River Forest Community Center Early Childhood Learning Center Program Type: Center ...

River Forest Park District

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

River Forest Public Library ⭐

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

School of Rock Oak Park

  Organization School of Rock Oak Park Program Type: Music Accreditations:   Financial ...

Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio

Organization Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio Program Type: Cooking Accreditations:   Financial ...

SD Studios

Organization SD Studios Program Type: Art Accreditations:   Financial Assistance:   Calendar or School ...

Seed Montessori After School

Organization Seed Montessori After School Program Type: Afterschool 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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