Early Childhood Resource Directory
Welcome to the online Early Childhood Resource Directory. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you need. This information has been compiled solely by the Collaboration for Early Childhood. All the information regarding hours and programming of facilities is what was shared with us, but 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 provider. Get 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.
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Seed Montessori After School
Sprout and Spruce ✅
St. Catherine-St. Lucy School ✅
St. Giles School ✅
St. Luke Parish School
St. Vincent Ferrer School ✅
Steckman Studio of Music
Sugar Beet School House
The Day Nursery (Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursery) ⭐✅
The Gasse School of Music
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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