Serving Champaign, Douglas, Iroquois, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion, IL Counties
As part of our provision of services, CCRS maintains an extensive administrative database. Administrative data can be and have been used for research purposes.
Every two years, data is used to produce the Market Rate Survey of Illinois Child Care.
Every other year Child Care Resource Service is contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to conduct the Illinois Salary and Staffing Survey of Licensed Child Care Facilities. The survey was last administered during Fiscal Year 2005 and published in 2006.
"child care providers directly create approximately 1,185 jobs and $19.1 million of income. Including secondary effects, we estimate that child care providers generate about 1,601 jobs and $30.0 million of income. Furthermore, we estimate that about 4,081 working parents depend upon the availability of child care services. Our results display that the child care industry represents a vital component of the local economy providing a significant contribution to employment, income, and the supply of labor within Champaign County."
... to read the full report, click on the link below.
"How the Child Care Industry Contributes to the Economy of Champaign County"
Paul McNamara, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The first ever study of its kind below, shows how a $2.12 billion early care and education industry is vital to Illinois' economy. Released by Action for Children, Chicago Metropolic 2020, Illinois Facilities Fund and the National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC), the research shows that educating and caring for children under the age of six in Illinois has grown into a job-generating industry with more employees than either the hotel/motel or cellular/wireless industries, and almost as many as amusement, gaming and recreation in Illinois. Economic implications and recommendations for workforce development are discussed. Click the following links to read more.
An outside source for data that gives a state by state breakdown of information collected about children and families for the annual "Kids Count Report" contains 75 measures of child well-being and is accessible with online searches.
All requests for data maintained by Child Care Resource Service fall under the guidelines of our Database Policy and should be made in writing using the Data Request Form above.
This policy is designed to allow CCRS to serve parents, providers, employers and the community in the fairest and most efficient manner possible.
The database will NOT be made available for commercial use or as a referral tool for use by another agency.
CCRS reserves the right to deny any requests for data or statistics. Changes are made to our databases on a daily basis, so current data becomes out of date after one month.
Data from both the Provider and Customer databases are reported to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) on a quarterly and annual basis for statewide statistical purposes. Aggregate customer and provider data is disseminated through the CCRS Annual Supply and Demand Needs Assessment Report.
The CCRS customer database includes information on persons seeking child care referrals and is used by CCRS for referral, information and training purposes. Individual data from the customer database is confidential and will not be made available for commercial use or for mailing lists.
The CCRS provider database includes information on legally operating licensed and license-exempt child care providers and is used for parent referrals and for notification of training opportunities. Specific samples of data may be requested by completing the Data Request form (back to top).
Please include a copy of materials being sent to providers. A service fee will be charged for labels based on cost of materials according to the following scale: $30.00 per 1,000 labels with a minimum charge of $15.00 for less than 1,000 labels.
Professional early care and education associations may request labels up to 2 times per year with no charge. Mailing labels for events co-sponsored by CCRS will be provided free of charge. Use the Data Request form above to request mailing labels.