Child Care Resource Service

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Serving Champaign, Douglas, Iroquois, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion, IL Counties

Provider Services

State and National Links for Child Care Providers

Advocate for children. Stay current on child care issues by connecting with child care provider organizations in the state and at the national level.

State of Illinois

Providers wanting information about the new state initiative "Preschool For All" can find information on the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois Early Learning Council at the link below.

Preschool for All
Early Childhood Education Division
100 N. First, E-225
Springfield, IL 62777

Gateways to Opportunity
1226 Towanda Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: 888-548-8080
Email:          Web:

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)   
1743 W. Alexander St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
1-800-359-3817    Web:

PSO/Illinois Child Care Association
310 East Adams
Springfield, Illinois 62701
1(877)912-ICCA (4222)

Federal/National Issues

National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC)
1743 W. Alexander St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 64119
Phone: 1-800-359-3817
Fax: 801-268-9507

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1313 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

National Association of Child Care Professionals
P.O. Box 90723
7610 E Hwy 71 West
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 301-5557
(800) 537-1118
(512) 301-5080 FAX

National Child Care Association
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Worldwide Advocacy




Child Welfare League of America

The Child Welfare League (CWLA) advocates on behalf of the nation's most vulnerable children and families to ensure their voices are heard in the White House and in the halls of Congress.

National Association of Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)

NACCRRA provides national leadership to building quality child care systems, community by community and neighborhood by neighborhood.

Stand for Children

Stand for Children is a nonpartisan national organization whose members, chapters, and staff are working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grown up healthy, educated and safe.

Teaching Strategies

Site offers hundreds of pages of free materials for educators, recommended links, articles by prominent authors, and resources.

Zero to Three

The nation's leading resource on the first three years of life.

Worthy Wage Network

The Worthy Wage Network is a broad-based, easy-to-join "mobilization" of teachers, providers, directors, parents, and allies of all kinds, calling for a major investment of public funds that is directly targeted to improving child care jobs.  Site is working to be the premiere source of information on child care workforce issues.

Center for the Child Care Workforce

The center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW) is a nonprofit research, education and advocacy organization.  They are committed to improving child care quality by upgrading the compensation, working conditions and training of child care teachers and family child care providers.  They want to create a unified and powerful voice for the child care workforce.

Mathematica Policy Research

Site offers the latest research on new policy briefs, reports, journal articles and other work.

National Black Child Development Institute (African American Early Childhood Resource Center)

The African American Early Childhood Resource Center is a major initiative to build diverse leadership in the early care and education field.

National Network for Child Care

Site offers information on a variety of topics relevant to child care providers, including child development, health and safety, activities and curricula, children's books, funding, and public policy.

Civitas Initiative

Civitas transforms leading edge research into practical information for parents, caregivers and frontline professionals.

Children's Defense Fund

The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind.  It provides a strong voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.

Voices for Illinois Children

Voices for Illinois Children is an advocacy group for children.  They have had many ads on radio and TV lately for better wages and training for child care providers and the importance of early learning.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

This site offers several links about school violence and efforts to prevent youth violence and delinquency.


Provides information on resources available in Champaign, Douglas, Iroqoius, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion Counties

INCCRRA (Illinois
Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies)

Helps locate resource and referral agencies that serve other counties in Illinois, supplies information to both parents and the public regarding child care, and provides information on training opportunities for providers.

Link to UI Extension Link to DHS Link to NACCRRA Link to INCCRRA